After failing to fulfill the expectation since his 27.5 million-pound summer move, Marouane Fellaini claims David Moyes is like a father figure to him, and hopes to not let him down by coming good at Manchester United. Moyes bought Fellaini to former club Everton from Standard Liege for 15 million pounds in September 2008, and then made deal with the Goodison Park to bring him Old Trafford last summer.
The midfielder managed to score 12 goals for the Toffees under Moyes last season, but has been a point of disappointment to the United fans. It’s been a similar sad story for the club too, who are seen at a difference of 18 points from the Premier League leaders Chelsea. But Fellaini insisted that it is a tough task for anyone to continue Ferguson’s brilliant 26 years at the Old Trafford, and Moyes will come good if he is given time.
“I could never say something bad about him [Moyes] because he has done everything for me,” The Times reports Fellaini as saying at a promotional event in Glasgow. He is like a father. When I arrived at Everton I learnt a lot from him and I want to repay him.
“It is difficult for every manager, I think, in the first year. However, United have had 26 years with just the same manager, so the change is not easy for the supporters, for everybody.
“But give him time and I think he [Moyes] will be great for the club.” The Red Devils will face Liverpool on Sunday, who are place at the second position with 11 points lead from their opponents.
However, Fellaini believes Moyes’ side showed signs of improvement in their last Premier League clash at West Brom and have no reason to fear Liverpool. “We won our last game 3-0 against West Brom and played well,” Fellaini continued. “We are more confident now. On Sunday, we are playing against Liverpool, one of the biggest teams in England, but we have a good team as well.”