Marouane Fellaini has revealed that he felt like a scapegoat last season when David Moyes dragged the champions of England to 7th in the title, below Fellaini’s former club Everton.

Asked if he did feel like a ‘scapegoat’ last season,’ he replied: “Yes, a little bit. That is a difficult question. It is difficult to answer that. I agree last season was tough. There was a new manager and it was difficult for all the players. My family helped me through it. But I didn’t lose faith in myself. In football you have to be strong in the head. The mentality is important and I do have this quality so I can keep going. Last season was a difficult season for me. The World Cup helped me a lot. The manager of the national team and the players helped me and it was a great experience for everybody.

Fellaini has revealed that he is happier this season than last.

David knew my qualities. That is why he bought me. He knew what I can do and that is why I am here. But I am happier now I am playing. When you are playing you are always happy. But I have worked hard and I will work hard to play every game. I am fit now and that is why I am better. When I am super fit I will be better I am sure. I was injured earlier this season. They said I had to have surgery but I didn’t. It was a bad injury but now I am better and I can look forward. At the moment the manager is using me as a box-to-box player and I am trying to score a goal.