Ryan Giggs: I’m really pleased for Man United star, he’s taken so much stick

The Man United legend is delighted to see Marouane Fellaini thrive in the Red Devils team

Man United legend Ryan Giggs Photo: Screen grab

Ryan Giggs has admitted that he is delighted to see Marouane Fellaini thrive in the Manchester United team.

The Red Devils signed the Belgium international in a £27m deal from Everton in the 2013 January transfer window but struggled during his first season at Old Trafford.

Indeed, 28-year-old Fellaini was seen as something of a flag bearer for a disastrous spell under David Moyes before Louis van Gaal’s appointment in 2014.

Fellaini’s fortunes didn’t improve much under Van Gaal but the versatile midfielder has since blossomed into an important member of the Manchester United team.

Jose Mourinho has placed a great importance on Fellaini’s role in the Manchester United squad over the past 12 months or so since taking over from Van Gaal.

The defensive midfielder has scored three goals in six games in the Premier League this season after finding the back of the net against Everton and Crystal Palace.

Fellaini has also got on the score sheet in a 3-0 win against Basel in the Champions League at Old Trafford last month.

Former Manchester United midfielder Giggs, who was an assistant manager under Moyes, admitted that he was delighted to see Fellaini turnaround his Old Trafford career.

“Marouane Fellaini has really proved his importance, stepping in for Paul Pogba,” Giggs told Sky Sports.

“He has scored important goals, as he did at Everton, and I’m really pleased for him after taking a lot of stick over the years.

I’ve worked with him and he’s a great lad to train because he does exactly what you want, and hasn’t let the fans bother him because he’s always had the support of the players and the coaches.”

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