The United fans who had been excited on the prospect of watching the Belgian play quickly threw away the Afro wigs they’d bought to mark his arrival when his form went downhill as soon as the team’s, and Moyes was sacked. Such was the apathy towards Fellaini that his introduction from the bench for United’s final pre-season friendly against Valencia last August was greeted with sarcastic cheers through the home fans.
Rooney thinks Fellaini should take credit for the way he handled the negativity that has been directed his way. “Not too long ago was awful for him,” Rooney said. “Playing with fairness he kept his head down, worked hard and came using tough period.
“It turned out tough for him but he previously the whole team’s support. We knew he was spending so much time also it wasn’t just him struggling last season, most of us were. He was normally the one who took most of the blame because of it. Rrt had been hard for him. Thankfully the manager shows faith in him.
“He or she is showing what to do now he did at Everton and why Man utd bought him. He’s an outstanding player. He’s an alternative option for individuals and it is needs to show about the pitch.”
From the first derby, Fellaini lacked discipline and seemed determined for getting sent off, but on Sunday he place on arguably the top performance of his United career. The towering midfielder eased the stress on his team-mates by heading in United’s second and the man won his grapple with his vis-a-vis Yaya Toure.
Rooney thinks Fellaini, along with the rest of the United front six, were more happy to graft for team-mates compared to the opposition. He explained: “We understand some City players are not the top at tracking back Fifa 15 Coins and defending and tracking runners, so we felt you can easliy make them purchase can we did do.
“We have now got players that can score goals from midfield and boost the comfort we felt that has been likely to win us the game and it was proved to be.”