19/06/2014 14:33, Report by A Marshall & A Sagnier

Fellaini makes his mark

Marouane Fellaini does not feel he proved a point by coming off the bench to score for Belgium in their comeback win against Algeria in Group H.

The Manchester United midfielder had a difficult first season at Old Trafford after suffering a variety of injury problems but thinks things will be better next term as he makes his mark at the World Cup.

"Everybody knows my club season was one to forget," he told the Belgian press. "I'm the same Marouane. United signed me one year ago. There have been some positives and some negatives, like the bad injury I picked up. Also, our team didn’t quite click into place. But now, we have a new manager: we’ll see what happens next season. In the meantime, I am concentrating on my national team."

Fellaini levelled the scores, with Dries Mertens claiming the winner thanks to an emphatic finish.

"I scored the goal for the team, my family and for Belgium," he added. "I felt relieved and my goal made me happy, that's all. The coach decides on the team. Wherever he puts me, I will do my best." 

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