Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini is keen to ‘give everything’ for Jose Mourinho in return for the faith the manager has shown in him.
Since Mourinho's arrival at Old Trafford, Fellaini has been a key member of the Portuguese's team even after signing Paul Pogba from Juventus.
However, Fellaini - who is delighted with the position he plays under Mourinho - said the United boss has given him confidence and he will battle hard on the pitch to repay his faith.
"Louis van Gaal trusted me, I played a lot of games," Fellaini, who has been a unexpected starter under Mourinho told Sky Sports ahead of Saturday's derby against Manchester City.
"This season, though, I'm playing in my position and I feel the trust of the manager.
"He has given me confidence and I will give everything. [Mourinho's faith] has had a big impact on me because when someone trusts you 200 per cent you have to repay that. The manager knows my qualities, he knows what I can do.
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"He spoke to me on the first day when I arrived back from holiday and I have worked hard like I do every time.
"I don't need to explain myself, all the managers I've had know my quality. I'm here today and I'm trying hard like I always do to give my best on the pitch."
Fellaini can't wait to feel the atmosphere of the derby at Old Trafford and is expecting a tough games against Pep Guardiola's Citizens.
"Everyone wants to play these games," Fellaini said. "It's a big game, a derby and everyone in the world will watch this game so it is an important game for both teams.
"When you play against Liverpool and City the tension is there but I think it is very big this season because there are new managers and players.
"A lot of players have come to this country this season, as too have a lot of great managers so this season it's special.
"There will be a lot of challenges, the crowd will be behind us so it will be a good game."
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