It is not necessary every high profile player displays best of his class in the debut season itself; in fact, it has happened lots of time off late where a star player of one side becomes dreadful for another if makes a switch. Manchester United is one such side who recently made several interesting buying last summer and 27-year-old midfielder Marouane Fellaini is one of them who made a switch to Old Trafford at £27.5 million back in 2013 from Everton and then he played under guidelines of David Moyes who used to be mentor that time. But his beginning was not as expected while many experts are calling it a failure of then manager not to use him on his best position while newly appointed manager Van Gaal changed his position and furthered him up from defensive midfield and result in front of all of us. He got a standing ovation during last game against Manchester City on Sunday where he scored both the goals for his side. Now, he has become an eye candy for United fans while he used to be like a victim of their anger in the last season. This transformation is very rare in contemporary soccer where media lambast you more than anyone else for each failure of yours making it even more difficult for you to recover off it, but Fellaini sets an example of how to do it confidently.
Captain Wayne Rooney has praised his player for changing the way fans used to take him and added how he could cope up with the new position this year under Dutchman guidelines; he said “He is getting used in the right way. He is a handful for defenders to mark. We like to play out from the back and if teams are pressing us then we have him as an option. He is probably the best in world football at bringing the ball down and getting us out of that pressure and further up the pitch. He is being used in the right way by the manager and he is repaying the manager with goals and good performances.
“Last year was awful for him but he kept his head down worked hard and came through that tough period. He is showing now what he did at Everton and why Manchester United bought him. He is a quality player. He is a different option for us. It is starting to show on the pitch.
“It was tough for him but he had the whole team’s support. We knew he was working hard and it wasn’t just him struggling last season; a lot of us were. He was the one who took most of the blame for it. It was hard for him. Thankfully the manager has shown faith in him.”