FELLAINI ENJOYING ATTACKING ROLE
Manchester United's big Belgian Marouane Fellaini has admitted he is relishing the attacking role being thrown at him by boss Louis van Gaal.
The Red Devils manager confirmed the former Toffees midfielder will play more of an attacking role (as a no.9 or no. 10) this season, as the Dutchman believes Fellaini - who scored seven goals in 31 appearances last term - will flourish further up the pitch.
"He can play as a no.9 or no.10 but also as a no.6 or no.8," van Gaal said in his pre-match press conference ahead of their Champions League play-off second leg against Club Brugge.
"This year, he will play as a no.9 or no.10 because we have other players for the no.6 and no.8 position."
And, while speaking to MUTV, the boss added: "We have bought players in midfield and I see him now more as a no.9 or no.10. Last season, he scored a lot of goals for United and he has extra quality in the final third, so we can take profit from that."
Fellaini also told reporters: "In the past, I have played no.9 and no.10. I have to help the team - I can play there. It's not important where I play. The most important thing is to win the game, of course. I enjoy all the different positions I can play in.
"Everyone knows my first season was difficult but now it's in the past and I'm looking forward," he added.
"Last season, I did quite well and I want to continue. I know my team-mates, the manager and his philosophy. I'm looking to do well and score goals."