Marouane Fellaini won't be sold by Manchester United in January

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has reassured midfielder Marouane Fellaini that he won't be sold in January, following the Belgian's impressive performances against West Brom and Chelsea. (The Telegraph)

The £27.5m signing from Everton endured a difficult debut campaign at Old Trafford last term, but after returning to full fitness has been handed a fresh opportunity by his new Red Devils boss.

Van Gaal has cited Fellaini's physical presence as a key factor behind his return to the first-team, and now plans to assess the 26-year-old's overall contribution for the remainder of the season before making a decision regarding his long-term future next summer.

Fellaini's reintegration comes as a surprise following speculation the Dutch coach was happy to listen to offers for the £100,000-a-week star during the summer window, but has been suitably impressed by his level of performance in the early part of the campaign.

After finally adjusting to his new surroundings Fellaini could play an important role at the heart of the Manchester United team, and is expected to start in the derby clash against City at the weekend.

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