Fellaini has not given up on being a hit at Old Trafford.
Just over 12 months after joining Manchester United in a £27.5m deal from Everton, midfielder Marouane Fellaini is already widely considered an expensive flop for the club.
In fact even when the Belgium international first joined there was a feeling it was a desperate buy from former manager David Moyes and his performances since have done little to change that opinion.
With Louis van Gaal having since taken over from Moyes following the Scot’s sacking, there was much speculation that the new boss would look to offload Fellaini as soon as possible.
Yet as it is the transfer window has been and gone and the 26-year-old remains at Old Trafford, which either suggests nobody wanted the Belgian or van Gaal has a plan for him at the club.
Fellaini will be hoping it is the latter and once he has recovered from the ankle injury that is currently sidelining him has vowed to fight for his place in the United starting XI.
“I want to fight for my place,” the ex-Toffees star was quoted by the Guardian.
“The coach wants to play with the 11 players who make the best team. I want to be part of that.”
Since arriving at the Theatre of Dreams the midfielder has made 22 appearances in all competitions and is yet to score his first goal for the Red Devils.