Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini has suddenly found himself on the good side of Manchester United supporters and is grateful for the new found love.
Fans would once groan at the sight of Fellaini being included in the starting line-up with many wanting him out of the club all together.
Ironically, under David Moyes, the former Everton manager who worked with Marouane, the midfielder struggled and was consistently the scapegoat for his boss’s failure.
Under Louis Van Gaal, the brute ball-winner was also far too inconsistent with the Dutchman failing to get the best out him either.
However, Jose Mourinho has worked his magic and recognised just how to use Fellaini to his strengths and as such, has had his faith repaid double.
“I always give my best on the pitch, I work hard,” Fellaini said.
“Thanks to them [the fans] but I just try to do my job and do it well.”
Speaking on how the season has gone so far, he said: “We conceded just two goals but that is in the past now. We have to look forward and focus on the next game.
“[I’m in] Just a little bit of pain, now I will go to the national team and look after myself.”
Marouane will head into the international fixtures in as good a form as he’s ever been and his brace will do him wonders in confidence.
For Fellaini, his career can’t be going any better at the moment with him having the trust and support of both his club and country managers.
If ever there was a time for him to create a legacy out of his career, then that time is now with United fighting for silverware across multiple fronts and Belgium’s stature in the international game ever increasing.
With the World Cup in Russia coming up as well, the aggressive midfielder will be hoping to take his country as far as possible into the latter stages of the competition. How could he ask for more?