Ever since scoring his first goal in a Man United shirt in the away tie to West Brom earlier this season, Fellaini has been in and around the starting XI after impressing Louis van Gaal.
His performance against Spurs this weekend was superb and away from home at St. James’ Park, his physicality was crucial in helping Man United secure a 1-0 win thanks to a late goal from Young.
Looking ahead to the upcoming games, Young had nothing but kind words to say about Fellaini.
“He has been very important for us,” Young told Sky Sports.
“He has been in the team and when he is in the box, I’m not sure many teams can handle him.
“You saw against Tottenham that he was fantastic at getting in the box and looking like a striker at times. I think he likes playing in that position. We just have to utilise his strengths and I think we did that really well on Sunday.
“I think last season was difficult for a lot of people and this season is totally different.”
Young is certainly right in one area – most teams find it hard to defend against him because of the sheer because of his sheer physical size and ability to hold up the play when in attack.
Following on from his recent performances, fans are expect to see Fellaini start against Liverpool on Sunday and looking ahead to the game, Young made it clear United were going for the win, not the draw:
He added: “We will go there looking for the three points.
“We are going there to win, you don’t go to a place to try and draw. The performance against Tottenham was brilliant but we have a tough game coming up at Liverpool. We have got to dust ourselves down in the right way and go for the three points again.
“Morale has always been high. Confidence has always been there too. We were obviously disappointed after the Arsenal game. I said afterwards that it will show how our team spirit and character is with how we bounce back.
“I think if you look at the first 45 minutes (against Spurs) then that was exactly the right way to bounce back.”
Ahead of Sunday, it’s good to hear Young talking about how confident they are going into the game because United’s players will need to have their wits about them in what is going to be a loud, intense and hostile atmosphere.