Fellaini open to positional change

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Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has revealed he could play at centre-back during some stage of his career.

The 25-year-old, who sealed a move to Manchester United on the final day of the summer transfer window, also admitted that he prefers playing in defensive midfield rather than just behind the main striker.

Despite scoring 13 goals for Everton last season, both Fellaini and David Moyes believe the midfield powerhouse is more effective in a deep-lying role.

Fellaini, speaking to Four Four Two, said on playing at centre-back: "As a young player I played up front, on the wing, in midfield and when I started in the reserves at Standard Liege I played centre-back.

"It was a good position for me because I am tall and good in the air, but I can also pass the ball. Maybe it's a position for me in the future?

"My best position is defensive midfield. During the last few years with David Moyes I played further forward and I scored some important goals, which is why he kept me there and I liked it because I was young and learning."

Fellaini's first month at Old Trafford has not gone to plan, as the midfielder has featured in two of United's league defeats against Manchester City and West Brom.

The Belgium international came under heavy criticism for his performance in the Manchester derby when he lost his personal battle with Yaya Toure.

Fellaini is likely to start against Shakhtar Donetsk tonight, as Manchester United look to end their run of poor form at the Donbass Arena.

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