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.

"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.

"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.

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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