Former Manchester United player Phil Neville has tipped Marouane Fellaini to enjoy his second return to Goodison Park to play Everton on Sunday, reports the Daily Express.
The Belgian has come in to his own under Louis van Gaal, becoming an important part of the team which has won six of its last seven matches. He is performing much better than he had been under former manager David Moyes, despite the Scot having worked with him for five years prior with the Toffees.
The last time the Red Devils played the Merseyside club the 27-year-old didn’t even feature, staying on the substitutes’ bench throughout. However, he can now expect to play a bigger part in the fixture, and United can also hope to better the 2-0 defeat they suffered last time at Goodison.
However, Neville’s assertion that the fans may treat him well will have to be tested out on the weekend.
He said: “I think it’ll be good for Fellaini to go back to Goodison now because he’s going back in a better of state of mind. He’s in better form and I think he’s going there full of confidence.
“What happened in terms of his departure from Everton has been forgotten about now so Everton fans can probably look at it and say Marouane did a great job for us, he’s coming back and United fans are seeing the best of him. So he’s got to go there enjoy the fact he’s playing really well for the club now and he had five great years at Everton too.”