Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has hit back at the people who criticised him for his performances last season, reports the Daily Mail.
The Belgian has impressed this season after a tough first campaign at Old Trafford. Louis van Gaal has pushed him further up the pitch than former manager David Moyes and it seems to have worked out for the 27-year-old. Last time round he failed to score, while he has five already since August.
Fellaini has become a key part of the team that has consolidated its place in the Premier league top four with six wins from their last seven games. Next up for the midfielder is a return to former club Everton, who have looked they might need some of his dominating presence in the middle of the park during their disappointing season.
The former Standard Liege man said of his troubled start and subsequent form: “It was a difficult season for everyone, not just me, but the criticism was on me because I was the transfer of Moyes. I did some good games but even those I was criticised for. A lot of people talked about me, about my quality.
“I had played five years in England and every season I played very well for Everton. Then, for one year, I lost my football, I lost my quality, I lost everything. Bull****. That’s my opinion. And now my quality has come back. But that’s not right, that’s not right.”
He added: “The difference this summer is five players come, not just me. It would have been completely different if five players had arrived at the same time as me, but they did not. Just me. So I was in the middle of it. Sometimes, I didn’t play — and it was still me. I was injured for three months — still me. It was stupid, a bad experience.”
Were the Red Devils to win at Goodison Park on Sunday it would all but cement their place in the the next edition of the Champions League, and would also put them well on the way to finishing ahead of local rivals Manchester City.