Everton’s Marouane Fellaini: David Moyes is a good guy

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini hails Manchester United-bound manager David Moyes as a "good guy"

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Marouane Fellaini has scored 12 Premier League goals this season Photo: EA Sports, via Flickr

Marouane Fellaini has described outgoing Everton manager David Moyes as a “good guy” and reiterated his desire to stay in the Premier League.

The 50-year-old Toffees boss was named as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor at Old Trafford on Thursday, with the Scot set to take over at United on a six-year deal on 1 July.

Moyes has helped Fellaini develop into one of the Premier League’s most prolific midfielders after snapping up the Belgian in a £15m deal from Standard Liege in 2008.

“The manager is important to the club. He’s been here for 10 years, so he knows the club, the players, the mentality,” Fellaini said before the news of Ferguson’s retirement and Moyes’ subsequent appointment broke, according to the Guardian.

“He helps the team a lot with their spirit, tactics as well. He is really important for the team.”

He added: “I would say he is a good guy. Yes, when he needs to shout, he shouts. But when he needs to relax, he relaxes. He makes us train hard. Football is like this.”

Belgium international Fellaini also described the English top flight as the best league in the world and said he is not interested in a move abroad.

“I want to play in England. The Premier League is the best league,” he added.

“Here there are five, six, seven, eight teams, all of whom think they are good enough to play in the Champions League and want that.

“There isn’t another country in Europe where you have eight teams who feel that way. Certainly not Spain or France.”

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