Marouane Fellaini: 'I can replace Paul Scholes'

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Manchester United new-boy Marouane Fellaini has revealed that he believes he can fill the void left by Paul Scholes, and admitted that he struggled to believe it was true when he transferred to Old Trafford, according to French newspaper Le 10 Sport.

The former Everton man, signed by David Moyes on the summer deadline day, has yet to replicate the form that prompted his £27.5million move, but is convinced he will do well at the club.

Fellaini, who played under Moyes for five years prior to the latter's switch to Old Trafford, was linked with a move away from Everton for the duration of the summer, but until the last day it looked as though he might miss out on the chance to ply his trade elsewhere. The Belgium international has now revealed his joy at completing the switch, and acknowledged just how bigger change it was.

"I knew they were interested during the transfer window, just like Arsenal," Fellaini said.

"When I first got Manchester United I could not believe it. This is a change, a big step. This is the highest level, I do it but at first I could hardly realise."

The midfielder then went on to reveal that he didn't want to draw comparisons with the likes of the recently retired United legend Paul Scholes, but can be more than an adequate replacement.

"But I'm Marouane Fellaini. I am neither Scholes nor Carrick, I can replace anyone. I will play my game and be successful," Fellaini said.

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