Fellaini insists Van Gaal has given him a chance to prove himself at Man United

by Sam Peoples

Marouane Fellaini has insisted Louis van Gaal has never asked him to leave Manchester United but has warned him how much competition he faces to get into the first-team this season.

The Belgian midfielder has been sidelined for most of the campaign so far but is expected to return to fitness at the end of the month and could go straight back into United’s squad.

With so much competition for places in the midfield department, Fellaini knows he faces a tough task to get game time but he is confident he can deliver.

“I talked to Van Gaal and he has never said that I had to leave. He said I had a lot of competition, but that I will get the chance to prove myself,” Fellaini told Dutch paper Sport Wereld.

“I have known difficult moments like last season, but you become a stronger player afterwards. I have confidence in myself and in my game again.

“I played a good World Cup and also during the preparation, I was good. It is unfortunate that this injury has thrown spanner in the works, but at the end of the month I will be back.”

Fellaini’s career so far at Old Trafford has not gone to plan but now that he’ll be given an opportunity, he has another chance to prove he is worth the £27m fee United paid for him back in the summer of 2013.

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