Former Manchester United manager David Moyes believes the arrival of Daley Blind at Old Trafford has been instrumental in Marouane Fellaini's recent upturn in form, and credits the Dutch midfielder with helping get the best out of his £27.5 million signing. (Daily Mail)
The Belgium international has been one of few positives for Louis van Gaal in recent weeks, contributing a goal and an assist for the Red Devils during their past three Premier League games.
Moyes said that Fellaini's talent was never in doubt - despite widespread criticism of the £100,000-a-week star - but explained that the squad he inherited was not set up to play to the 26-year-old's strengths.
However, the acquisition of a defensive minded partner in the middle of the park for a reported £14 million fee this summer, has allowed last year's panic buy to excel at Manchester United.
Check out all the latest Manchester United news and transfer gossip from today.
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Manchester United gossip:
Former Manchester United boss David Moyes has been offered the chance to return to management by La Liga outfit Real Sociedad, who sacked Jagoba Arrasate on Sunday evening. (Daily Mail)
The 51-year-old Scot is in Qatar, where he has been working for BeIN Sports, and is expected to make his decision over the coming days.
France star Jeremy Menez has revealed that he rejected the chance to become a Manchester United player under Sir Alex Ferguson. (Le10Sport)
The AC Milan winger said that the Old Trafford offer came too early in his burgeoning career, preferring to remain in his homeland with first club Sochaux.
Marcos Rojo has provided Louis van Gaal with a much-needed injury boost, after taking to social media to report that the shoulder injury he suffered at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday is not as bad as first feared. (Twitter)
The Manchester United defender was stretchered off in clear discomfort midway through the second half of yesterday's derby clash, but has reassured supporters that the incident 'was nothing'.
Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata has revealed that it's hard to accept losing to rivals Manchester City and that his teammates are very upset after the defeat. (Blog)
Despite not featuring at the Etihad on Sunday, the Spaniard has insisted that he's hurting just as much as the rest of the squad as the Red Devils' poor start to the season continues under Louis van Gaal.