Despite his struggles since joining Manchester United in a £27 million move from Everton on deadline day at the end of August last season, Marouane Fellaini has insisted that he will find his way back into Louis van Gaal’s best side, as reported by the Daily Star.
Fellaini was consistently linked with a move to Italian side Napoli during the summer, but an ankle injury made it difficult for the move to be completed, assuming Man Utd wanted to sell him.
Treatment in Belgium has seen Fellaini near full fitness finally, and the international, who represented his country at this summer’s World Cup, is convinced that he has the talent to steal other players’ places in Van Gaal’s preferred starting eleven.
Man Utd have signed three players who can play in Fellaini’s preferred central midfield role this summer, in Ander Herrera, Daley Blind and Angel Di Maria, but aside from that, Fellaini is convinced that he can find a way into the team.
He said: “I want to fight for my place. The coach wants to play with the eleven players who make the best team. I want to be part of that.
‘I’ve had a meeting with the coach before the start of the season where he told me that there is a lot of competition in the midfield.
“I told him that I wanted to compete for a place in the starting eleven.”