Marouane Fellaini was one of many Manchester United players to take to Twitter after the 2-1 victory over Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.
Social media tweets, Instagram photos and selfies were at an all-time high given the euphoria surrounding the circumstances of the game, the events within it and the outcome, with Fellaini himself continuing to play a vital role under Louis van Gaal.
Fellaini was brought in on deadline day as David Moyes’ sole signing during his first summer at the club. Unwarranted and unfair pressure followed as the club had missed out on top targets in Cesc Fabregas and Gareth Bale, leaving Fellaini in the spotlight.
As United struggled for any sort of form under Moyes, the former Everton man never really settled into life at Old Trafford and regularly became a scapegoat when United lost, even if the Belgian had performed well.
Rumours suggested Fellaini would leave the club in the summer but an injury towards the end of August made sure it never happened and it’s a good job given his form at Old Trafford this season.
He was cruelly jeered during a pre-season game against Valencia before going on to score a last minute winner. He rarely appeared in the league until October, scoring his first official goal within minutes of coming on against West Brom.
This led to a prolonged run in the team and Fellaini has since added four more goals to his tally, including the opener against Tottenham last weekend. He is no longer the scapegoat of Old Trafford and through hard work has turned himself into one of van Gaal’s key men.