14/09/2013 15:10, Report by Mark Froggatt
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Fellaini savours debut

and explained why his arrival to the action was key to securing three points.

"I thought Fellaini played well today, hopefully all the supporters saw what he can do," the boss said. "We were delighted he got on, I wanted him to win the ball for us, give it to our good players so we could go and score goals. 

"He’s more than that, but I thought today he came on and calmed it down when we were only winning 1-0. I had to make sure, even though they had ten men, that we didn’t do anything stupid and we didn’t."

Saturday’s match saw another Belgian midfielder make his Old Trafford debut in the form of 18-year-old prodigy Adnan Januzaj, who caught the eye of compatriot Fellaini. 

“Everybody knows he has a lot of quality, he is the future of Manchester United,” Fellaini explained. “He has a lot of qualities, he needs to work hard but he did well today, very well. He has a big time now, so he needs to work hard, keep going and help the team.”

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