Marouane Fellaini feared he would be thrown out of Old Trafford after a disastrous debut season as a Manchester United player, he has revealed.
The Belgium international was David Moyes' marquee/last minute signing on the final day of the 2013 summer transfer window.
He cost the Red Devils £27.5million to sign from Everton, but failed to impress along with Sir Alex Ferguson's ill-fated successor.
With Moyes sacked by April, Fellaini feared he would be the first the follow him out of the exit door.
Asked by the Daily Mail whether he ever thought he would be sold, Fellaini responded: "Yes.
"But I have a contract. I talked with the new manager and he told me I have to show him, prove to him. I accept that."
Manchester United fans never seemed willing to accept Moyes as their new manager and the mundane football that seemed to come with him.
Fellaini, with his no nonsense style of playing the game, embodied that and was never given the chance to win the hearts of the Old Trafford crowd.
But this season has finally seen Fellaini's talents channeled into something useful. Louis van Gaal now sees him as a key player.
"I had played five years in England and every season I played very well for Everton," he added. "Then, for one year, I lost my football, I lost my quality, I lost everything. Bull****.
"That's my opinion. And now my quality has come back. But that's not right, that's not right."