Phil Neville believes born-again Marouane Fellaini will be full of confidence on his return to former club Everton with Manchester United on Sunday.
Fellaini has certainly enjoyed a remarkable turnaround in fortunes under the guidance of Louis van Gaal and has become one of the Dutchman’s most important players.
The Belgian was an unused substitute in Man United’s last game at Goodison Park but he will be a central figure this time around as the team look to get back to winning ways.
Neville insisted Fellaini will enjoy his return to Everton and that he can make a real impact against his former club.
Speaking about Fellaini, Neville said: ”I think it’ll be good for Fellaini to go back to Goodison now because he’s going back in a better of state of mind.
”He’s in better form and I think he’s going there full of confidence. What happened in terms of his departure from Everton has been forgotten about now so Everton fans can probably look at it and say Marouane did a great job for us, he’s coming back and United fans are seeing the best of him.
“So he’s got to go there enjoy the fact he’s playing really well for the club now and he had five great years at Everton too.”
United suffered a setback with defeat against Chelsea last weekend but they will be confident of getting all three points against Everton with Fellaini in the side.
The return of Michael Carrick and Daley Blind would also help things as their presence in the team gives Fellaini more freedom offensively. United will have to be direct against Roberto Martinez’s side, which will suit Fellaini down to the ground.