Manchester United misfit Marouane Fellaini has confirmed that he will be granted opportunities under boss Louis van Gaal, denying the rumours that surfaced this summer suggesting that he was on the cusp of being forced out by the Dutch manager, as reported by the Metro.
Van Gaal supposedly compiled a list of names of potential departures from the club, with Fellaini regularly referred to as one of the players who the former Netherlands manager was happy to see depart.
However, Fellaini has said that this was never the situation.
The Belgian international is on the cusp of returning from an injury that has taken him out of the first part of the new season, and believes he will be given a chance to impress in Van Gaal’s new look side.
He said to Sport Werald: “I talked to Van Gaal and he has never said that I had to leave.
“He said I had a lot of competition, but that I will get the chance to prove myself.
“I have known difficult moments like last season, but you become a stronger player afterwards. I have confidence in myself and in my game again.
“I played a good World Cup and also during the preparation, I was good. It is unfortunate that this injury has thrown spanner in the works, but at the end of the month I will be back.”
Fellaini joined Man Utd from Everton for £27m on deadline day last season, and came to symbolise David Moyes’ unsuccessful spell in charge of the club.