Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini believes that he is being singled out by the fans when the whole team is not performing well. The Belgian has been enduring a very poor season and has faced criticism from fans for poor performances.
The Belgian has struggled to justify his price tag of £27.5 million, having moved from Everton in the summer of 2013. After a good season under Louis van Gaal last year, he is struggling to deliver for the Red Devils. Fellaini believes that he will continue to work hard as a professional on the pitch despite the criticism.
I give my best in whichever position I am played, says Fellaini
Louis van Gaal admitted at the start of the season that the tall Belgian would be used as a forward. The injuries to midfielders has forced the Dutch manager to use Fellaini in the holding role as the season progressed.
Fellaini insisted that “when your manager asks you to play in a position, you have to do it.” The Belgian further admitted that his favourite position is “at number six or number eight, but I will never have a problem with a manager because I do my job. When the manager asks me to do something, I do it.” The Belgian has scored very few goals and missed sitters in crucial games like one against Newcastle in January, although has often faced criticism where it has been undeserved.
Signing under David Moyes has made Fellaini a scapegoat
David Moyes worked with Fellaini at Everton and the Scotsman signed the Belgian when he became the Manchester United manager. Moyes was sacked at the end of that season as United finished seventh in Premier League. Fellaini believes that the fact his signature came under Moyes is one of the reasons why the fans are still not in good terms with him.
Fellaini admitted that “sometimes I don’t understand it. Why me? I don’t know. Sometimes, I say yes it is because I joined with David Moyes, sometimes I say no.” He further added that there are people who know that “I work hard on the pitch and for me that’s the most important thing.”