Fellaini feeling the fatigue of regular first-team football

by Sam Peoples

Marouane Fellaini is starting to feel fatigue after becoming a regular starter for Manchester United but is determined to continue improving under Louis van Gaal.

The Belgian midfielder got his second goal for United, and first at Old Trafford, when he headed home a cross from Ander Herrera against Stoke City on Tuesday.

It continues a remarkable turn of form for Fellaini who has now worked his way into Van Gaal’s first team and he is taking confidence from his performances.

“I feel a little bit tired as I start to play every game so I feel the fatigue, but I have to rest and work hard again,” Fellaini said.

“It’s good for the confidence to score the goal so it was a great cross as well, it was a great combination.”

Having been written off by many United fans, Fellaini has done very well to turn his fortunes around with some consistent performances. If you told United fans 6 months ago that Fellaini would be a regular start under Van Gaal, they probably wouldn’t have believed you.

Going into the game against Southampton on Monday, Fellaini insists United are now really understanding Van Gaal’s philosophy: “We have to continue like that, to continue to win.

“We know each other a lot better, we know the manager and the staff so, we know the philosophy of the manager, we train hard as well so we have to continue like that.”

When asked about whether he felt United’s home form was improving, he added: “Slowly, yes. We have to continue like that [so] when the teams come to Old Trafford it is difficult to beat [us].”

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