Marouane Fellaini has reflected on the shock of how big Manchester United is, and how he had to learn that quickly when signing for the club the summer before last.
It is better for me. I know my team-mates, I know my manager, I know the club. It was new to me, when I joined. It is a big club, I knew that, and I knew we had to win every game, but it was still different. Massive. Everyone says it — when you are inside, it is completely strange at first — and I felt that. It didn’t work well for me. But you learn to adjust day by day, coming in, training, seeing the same people walking about. It is nearly two years now. And then it’s just your club.
A nice little anecdote about Fellaini is that the only car he has is the Chevrolet given to him by our sponsors. All the players were given one, but most have something a bit more fancy on the side, but not Fellaini.
“I don’t care about cars. They’re nice to see, but I’m not interested.”
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