I’m a midfielder, not a striker – Fellaini

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Marouane Fellaini

Marouane Fellaini

Marouane Fellaini says that his best position is at the heart of midfield, despite being deployed as a striker by Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.

According to Goal, the Belgium international has made four appearances in all competitions thus far this season and started the 3-1 Premier League victory over Liverpool earlier this month as a forward in the absence of captain Wayne Rooney.

Van Gaal claimed in August that Fellaini is best used in an advanced role, but the former Everton star disagrees with the Dutchman.

“When the manager asks me to play somewhere, I play there,” Fellaini toldBleacher Report. “But my best position is midfield.”

Fellaini has also moved to dispel suggestions that the United training camp is a strict environment – though he says the squad is serious about challenging for titles this term.

“We laugh a lot. That’s normal, we’re human,” he said. “But on the pitch, we are serious.

“We have to win something because we’re Manchester United. We’re a massive club. We have to win.”

Meanwhile, Mino Raiola has hit back at Sir Alex Ferguson for blaming him for Paul Pogba’s departure from Manchester United, saying that the Scot still does not understand his client and never believed in his talents at Old Trafford.

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