Marouane Fellaini set for centre stage at Goodison Park once again

by Sam Peoples

A lot has changed since the last time Marouane Fellaini visited Goodison Park as a Manchester United player.

Many fans expected Fellaini to follow David Moyes out of the exit door in the summer and bar an injury, the Belgian midfielder may well have joined Napoli.

Since then, Fellaini has been on an upward curve at United and his progression is only continuing to gather pace with every performance. The fact Jose Mourinho felt he had to create a gameplan in order to stop Fellaini speaks volumes for how influential he now is in Louis van Gaal‘s side.

Last year, Everton fans were quick to boo Moyes but van Gaal is hoping fans inside Goodison Park show an appreciation for the Belgian who has such a good player for them in the past.

“I hope he’ll get a reception like Juan Mata did at Chelsea,” he said.

“I liked that very much.”

Fellaini’s transformation surprised all United fans in the best way possible. If you asked 1000 fans last year if they felt he had a future at the club, you’d have been hard struck to find any who felt he did.

However, going into Sunday’s game, Fellaini is now one of the first-names on the team sheet and a player Everton will most certainly be worried about.

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