Marouane Fellaini praises Manchester United’s team spirit

Marouane Fellaini praises Manchester United’s team spirit

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has hailed the spirit of his team-mates following a last-gasp victory against Newcastle United on Wednesday night.

Both sides had a number of chances during the game, with Wayne Rooney and Fellaini denied by Newcastle keeper Tim Krul while David de Gea kept out Ayoze Perez and Papiss Cisse at the other end of the pitch.

Ashley Young eventually sealed victory for Man United with a winner two minutes from time which meant the club kept pace with Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool in the race to finish in the top four of the Premier League.

Fellaini hailed the never-say-die attitude of United and said the win will give them confidence ahead of the FA Cup quarter-final clash with Arsenal on Monday.

Speaking about the result, Fellaini said: “We always keep going and scored in the last minute. The spirit was good, we continued [probing] and that is important.

“We have showed it [the spirit] already a lot of times now and we have to continue like that. We have a big game on Monday, so it is good for the confidence.”

Fellaini has enjoyed a run of the team in recent months after Louis van Gaal said he considers the Belgian his fifth choice striker.

The 27-year-old has provided a welcome Plan B for United, with his height and physical presence causing a nuisance for opponents. He will be needed against Arsenal, particularly with the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in the Gunners’ midfield.

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