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Fellaini: “Give Moyes time”

premier-united-palace-league-manchester-crystal-marouane-fellaini_3003207 222Marouane Fellaini has asked Manchester United to give David Moyes time, insisting that the United manager will turn things around despite a horrible first season at Old Trafford.

Fellaini himself has endured a troubled first campaign at United, after arriving from Everton on deadline day last summer for £27m, but the Belgian midfielder has stated he’s determined to repay the faith Moyes has shown in him and is desperate to help his manager and the club out of the difficult situation they’ve found themselves in throughout the season.

“What makes United different is that they stand by managers,” Fellaini told Sky Sports. “You look at the career of Sir Alex Ferguson and he managed the club 26 years.

“You have to give David Moyes time as well. He is a strong character. That’s why he can take the pressure. Given time he will be good for Manchester United.

“Man United had the same manager for 26 years – to change that is not easy for anyone. The supporters and everybody else has to give him time.”

“I can only say a huge thank you because I learned so much from him,” said Fellaini.

The former Everton player was also quick to express his gratitude to the manager who brought him into the Premier League from Standard Liege in 2008.

“When I arrived at Everton he spoke to me about English football, the life and the style of the country. Also at Man United he spoke to me about life there as well. It is important because we have football but we also need a life as well.

“I played a lot of games for Everton and had some very good moments there. I could never say something bad about him because he has done everything for me. When I played bad he told me. When I played well he told me. When I have a bad demeanour on the pitch he tells me.

“When it’s bad off the pitch he tells me that as well. It’s important for me that when I am good he tells me. And when I am bad he does the same.

“Last season when I was suspended for Stoke City [after a headbutt] he was very hard on me. He made me go back out and train alone with him. I was like his son and I had been bad so I took my punishment,” continued the Belgian.

“He is the most important person in my career. I could never say something bad about him because he has done everything for me.

“He has done so much or me that of course I want to repay him at Manchester United.”

Dan