Jose Mourinho makes plea to Man United fans about this player

Jose Mourinho tells Manchester United fans to learn to love Marouane Fellaini

Jose Mourinho has told Manchester United fans that they must learn to love Marouane Fellaini at Old Trafford.

The Belgian midfielder was selected from the start and helped the Red Devils secure an opening weekend victory at Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon.

Goals from Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and summer signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic sent United to a 3-1 win and ensured they kicked off Mourinho’s reign at Old Trafford with a Premier League win.

Fellaini has had his fair share of critics since his arrival at Old Trafford under David Moyes in the summer of 2013.

However, Mourinho has urged United supporters to get behind the midfielder and support him as he remains a firm part of his first-team plans this season.

Speaking to MUTV after Sunday’s game on the south coast, Mourinho said: “With Fellaini I always have the feeling that he was not loved by the general Red people.

“But, if he plays like he’s playing now, they have to love him because he’s being so important for us.”

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United’s next game is a Premier League clash against Southampton at Old Trafford on Friday night as the Red Devils look to win their first home match under their new manager.

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