Mourinho says Fellaini has won United fans over
Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho says Belgium midfielder, Marouane Fellaini has made himself fans’ favourite with his “good performances” this season.
Fellaini has struggled to win over the club’s supporters throughout his time at Old Trafford, having followed David Moyes through the gates from Everton in the summer of 2013.
The Belgian international has been a regular under Mourinho and the Portuguese gaffer feels his versatility and work rate is also being recognised by the fans.
Mourinho told reporters, “I think they turned back in his favour after he went back to good performances.
“He’s showing great character and the fans are showing great respect and great knowledge about his contribution.
“In the last matches he has been very important for us. He played very well the last match he started, coming in and being important in other matches in the last 20, 25 minutes.
“He’s contributing well and he’s a player who can be very useful.
“Depending on the situation. He can be more positional and more defensive.
“He can be more offensive and an extra man in the opposition box. He can be dangerous there.
“With me, he started the season and played some matches as a positional midfield player.
“In late matches when the team needed a goal, like against Middlesbrough, Liverpool, Hull City, he was playing in more offensive positions.
“He’s a player who has a good understanding of the game and now I know him better than before I know where he can help the team.”