Man United boss David Moyes can be scary, says Marouane Fellaini

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini warns Manchester United that David Moyes can be scary despite claims the Scot has mellowed

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David Moyes will take over at United on 1 July Photo: Back Page Images

Marouane Fellaini has warned Manchester United that David Moyes can be “scary” after the midfielder felt the former Everton manager’s wrath this season.

The Belgium international, who signed in a £16m deal in 2008, received a three-match ban for a headbutt on Stoke City’s Ryan Shawcross in December, prompting an angry response from Moyes.

The 50-year-old, who is set to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer, forced Fellaini to train with the Everton youth sides, as well as a one-on-one session with the Toffees boss himself.

“He is a decent man, a great manager, but believe me he can be tough. If you want to win something, to create a good team you have to be hard sometimes with the players – football is like this,” Fellaini told the Daily Mirror.

“He can be scary. I remember when I was banned after the Stoke game, he gave everyone the day off – everyone: The players, the entire staff – but I came to the training camp to do a training session with him.

“It was just me and him, and it is not easy to go into the camp to face him like that.

“I understood, because I knew I had made a mistake, but you know it’s not easy when you know you have let him down. Just going in there knowing you have to look him in the eye was hard!

“He put me through a tough session… it was a full-on session, running, shooting, passing, everything and very intense, and afterwards I was upset.

“I said afterwards, ‘Arggh, this is bad’, but I am happy when he looked after me, so I understand.”

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