Jose Mourinho sends message to Man United fans about midfielder
Jose Mourinho insists that he has been delighted by Marouane Fellaini's contribution at Manchester United this season
Jose Mourinho believes that Marouane Fellaini has won back the support of Manchester United fans following his improved performances in recent weeks.
The Belgian midfielder has struggled to hold down a regular starting spot in the Red Devils first team this season but has featured regularly from the bench for Mourinho’s men.
Fellaini has made 10 Premier League starts for Manchester United this season and has featured a further seven times as a substitute.
He has proved himself as a key figure in the closing stages of games despite attracting criticism when he came off the bench to concede a late penalty in the 1-1 draw with Everton at Goodison Park earlier in the season.
Mourinho has been very pleased by Fellaini’s contribution this season and insists that he is happy with what he has seen from the midfielder so far this term.
Speaking at a news conference before Manchester United’s clash with Stoke on Saturday, Mourinho said: “I think they [United fans] turned back in his favour after he went back to good performances.
“He’s showing great character and the fans are showing great respect and great knowledge about his contribution.
“In the last matches he has been very important for us. He played very well the last match he started, coming in and being important in other matches in the last 20, 25 minutes.
“He’s contributing well and he’s a player who can be very useful.”