“He’s been very important for us” – Mourinho Hails the 29-year-old

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes Marouane Fellaini is still a very “useful” player for the club.

The Belgium international joined the Red Devils in 2013 from Everton when David Moyes took charge of the Red Devils.

The 29-year-old has not exactly found it easy to replicate the form he showed at Everton since moving to Old Trafford, with criticism rife of his performances for the large part.

However, Fellaini has impressed many in his last few appearances, after scoring against Hull City in the EFL Cup and then playing a big part in the equaliser against rivals Liverpool last week.

And speaking ahead of the game against Stoke City this weekend, Mourinho hailed the former Standard Liege midfielder.

“He’s been very important for us in recent matches,” Mourinho said, as reported by Manchester United’s Twitter page. “He’s contributing very well & can be very useful.”

Fellaini signed a new one-year contract extension recently, after the club triggered a clause in the central midfielder’s deal.

The 29-year-old has been a regular under Mourinho this season, but seven of his 16 league games have come off the bench.

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