Marouane Fellaini
Marouane Fellaini

Marouane Fellaini is keen on putting his poor debut season at Manchester United behind him and proving his worth for the Red Devils in the next campaign.

The 26-year-old completed his £27.5m switch to Old Trafford from Everton on the final day of last summer's transfer window. Since joining United, injuries and the struggle to replicate his Goodison Park form have seen him receive criticism from club fans and football pundits.

Fellaini was in fine form with his former club and scored 11 goals during his last season at Everton. However, he is yet to open his scoring for United and has started in 12 league games this campaign.

The Belgium international suffered a wrist injury earlier in the season which kept him on the sidelines for three months after undergoing surgery late last year. He is hoping to put this season behind him.

"I will look to show what I can do next season. When this season finishes I will start with my preparation for the next year and it will be good," Fellaini told the Telegraph.

"I need to be fit to be good. Even when I am injured I can play but the fitness is not the same. I was injured for three months and that was a difficult moment for me."

"When you arrive in a new team you want to play, you want to stay with the team and when you can't play it is difficult to see the team – even off the pitch," the former Everton midfielder added.

Fellaini believes he knows his United teammates now and admitted that cultural differences saw him take time to settle down at Old Trafford.

"When I joined Manchester United I thought, 'Wow, this is different'. It was very good at Everton. But this is different. Different atmosphere. Different club. Everything is different. It is good to see that. This is a very big team – the biggest team in the world," Fellaini said.

"I feel I know the players now. I know the club. It has been a good experience to be training with Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie."