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16/03/2014 09:03, Report by Adam Marshall
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Fellaini fancies Liverpool task

Reds midfielder Marouane Fellaini discusses a vital run of games at Old Trafford - including derbies against Liverpool and Manchester City - and looking out for his team-mate and friend Adnan Januzaj on the field...

Marouane, we have three big home games coming up: Liverpool, Olympiacos and – after West Ham away – Manchester City too...
Every player wants to be involved in these big games. It will be good if I get the opportunity to play. I missed the first game against Liverpool because I hadn't completed my move to United, so now I'm looking forward to this game. It's a big fixture for Manchester United.

You know what it's like to play against Liverpool for Everton – are you expecting it to be a passionate affair?
It's always passionate in this fixture and I'm really looked forward to being involved in my first United-Liverpool game, if I'm selected, of course. Every game in England is passionate and this one is too.

We go into the match on the back of a good result and display against West Brom – was it a happy dressing room after the game?
Everyone was happy with the result at West Brom. We scored three goals, kept a clean sheet and the team played well. When you win everyone is always happy and we have to keep going like this and focus on the next game. It was good for our confidence. We have done well away from home but we need to win at Old Trafford. It's important for our supporters.

Some of the build-up play was excellent at West Brom...
Yes, we have a lot of quality in attack - Mata, Rooney, Adnan, Robin... they offer a threat going forward. They give a lot of solutions in attacking positions so that's great for the team that they have that understanding. We scored three goals and played well, so we're happy with that.

You've built up a good relationship with Adnan Januzaj off the field and you look out for him on the pitch, too...
Of course. I speak French with him and he helped me a lot as he knows the club. If I can help him because he's a young guy then I will. And, if I can, I will help him on the pitch as well. He is young so, of course, I will look after him.

Looking beyond the Liverpool game, we face Olympiacos next week in the Champions League. We're 2-0 down in the tie but are you still confident we can come back?
We have the players

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