Manchester United’s summer signing Daley Blind has stated that the introduction of Marouane Fellaini against West Bromwich Albion was key, as reported by the Daily Star.
Fellaini was brought on at half time, having been captured in discussions with Louis van Gaal shortly before the break.
He replaced Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera.
His introduction paid almost immediate dividends, with the Belgian international bringing scores level shortly into the second half.
Fellaini also played a key role after Man Utd went behind again, with the hirsute star occupying West Brom’s defenders time after time.
This allowed Blind to bring the scores level with a long range strike towards the end of the game, giving the Old Trafford club a potentially important point against the Midlands side.
The two goals were firsts for both midfielders for the Red Devils, and Blind was quick to pay tribute to his midfield partner for his impact.
He said:”He came in and scored a fast goal, a great goal I think.