The 28-year-old has had a tough time at Old Trafford since arriving in 2013, but he thinks that his association with former manager David Moyes has worsened his relationship with the Manchester United fans.

Marouane Fellaini is often held up as the face of Manchester United’s decline. Since the Belgian midfielder arrived at Old Trafford, the Red Devils have gone from being defending champions to unimpressive also-rans.

Although most of the blame lies with the decisions of the board and issues like player recruitment, Fellaini faces the brunt of the fans’ disappointment. Fellaini recently spoke out about the criticism leveled at him, saying that it may be because of Moyes.

“I am a professional, so I have to deal with it,” said Fellaini when asked about his critics, according to the Telegraph.

“I try not to listen. Sometimes it is difficult, but that is football and playing for a big club. Sometimes I don’t understand it. Why me? I don’t know.”

“Sometimes, I say yes it is because I joined with David Moyes, sometimes I say no. The truth is I don’t know. I know one thing, a lot of people know I work hard on the pitch and for me that’s the most important thing.”

Moyes sacked, but his main man remains

David Moyes had an unforgettable stint at Manchester United in 2013-14, albeit for all the wrong reasons. Moyes reign saw Manchester United finish seventh in the Premier League which resulted in the Scotsman getting sacked before the season ended.

However, his legacy at United remains in the form of his two big buys — Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini. While Mata was acquired for Chelsea in the January transfer window, Fellaini and Moyes have a long history together. The Belgian was one of Moyes’ key players at Everton, and as soon as the manager took over at Old Trafford, he made him one of his priority signings.

After five years with him at Goodison, Fellaini joined Moyes at United for 27.5 million pounds. While the Scotsman was shown the door, his main man remains at Old Trafford.

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