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Fellaini's future at United has been in doubt lately.

Marouane Fellaini: I have Jose Mourinho's 'trust' at Manchester United

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Marouane Fellaini has - and let's not beat around the bush - been a disappointment since arriving at Old Trafford for £27.5 million from Everton.

Whilst strong and lethal in the air, the Belgium international doesn't possess the skill set to play for a club of Manchester United's size, especially so given the quality now at Jose Mourinho's disposal.

A meagre seven goals and one assist - that's right, one - in three Premier League seasons at the Theatre of Dreams tells you all you need to know about how Fellaini has failed to justify his eye-watering transfer fee.

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So poor has he been in United colours that fans have urged Mourinho to cash in this summer, with David Moyes keen to reunite with the 28-year-old for a third time at Sunderland.

However, according to Fellaini, he has his manager's 'trust' and will feature next term.

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"When you play for United you have to have competition," he told MUTV, per Manchester Evening News.

"Everyone has to fight for his place; I think that’s why you give everything on the pitch.

"It’s not easy, so if you’re not good or you don’t do well, the other players then take your place and I think they always push you to be the best.

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"I think I can help the team, I can contribute, I can do well for this team. I think the manager trusts me.

"He knows what I can do, he knows my qualities and that is important. I want to give everything for the team."

Looks like Fellaini will be a Manchester United player for at least another season.

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Game time will be hard to come by for the much-maligned Belgian, though, considering the wealth of attacking talent on show at Old Trafford.

Indeed, Wayne Rooney, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and - should he complete his £112 million move - Paul Pogba will all be competing for the No.10 spot.

Fellaini could shift into a deep-lying role but, considering his attacking strengths and defensive deficiencies, it's unlikely Mourinho will field him there.

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