"I am very happy for Marouane," says Mata.

Fellaini's confidence is back.

Juan Mata was delighted to see Marouane Fellaini get on the scoresheet in Manchester United's 2-0 win over Hull City in the EFL Cup semi-final on Tuesday. The Belgium international, who has been a divisive figure since he sealed a move to Old Trafford from Goodison Park back in 2013, scored the second goal against the Tigers after Mata broke the deadlock in the 60th minute. "Maybe Marouane feels that the manager has belief in him and that is why he celebrated like that," Mata said as the Mirror quoted.

Read More: Martial wants to win 'lots of silverware' with Man Utd. "I am very happy for Marouane because he has had difficult times since he came to the club. "But he is a great guy. He is a great person. He trains always the best he can. "It was an important goal for him and when you come onto the pitch in the second half you are always trying to do something to change the game and he did that. I am very happy because he deserved it.

"He always gets on very well with everyone. Since I came here he was a good friend of mine and everyone in the dressing room. "Everybody was happy for his goal. When a team-mate is not in the best situation and it is difficult for him we have to be there to support him.

Read More: Klopp hails 'quality' Lallana. "I think this will be a boost for his confidence. It was good to hear the stadium singing his name because he deserved it. "He is a strong man with experience. He is not a young player. He is 29 so he has lived so many things in football but it is not nice when you play in your own stadium and you have not the best atmosphere. "But now it is different and it has changed. I think it is going to be positive for him in the future. "It makes it easier for you as a player when you feel the confidence of everyone. You feel an even better player. Confidence is very important for any player and hopefully Marouane now has his back." Read More: Smalling speaks ahead of Liverpool clash.

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