On February 1st, Manchester United confirmed that Marouane Fellaini has left the club on a permanent transfer.
The midfielder joined Shandong Luneng and since making a switch to the Far East, the former Everton man gave an interview to Proximus Sports, which is his first since joining the Chinese Super League outfit.
Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws have relayed the comments from the interview and the 31-year-old admitted that he will miss featuring in the big matches like the one United had against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.
“I’m going to miss the big matches like those against PSG. But I have a big challenge for me and I’m looking forward to that,” he said.
Fellaini was one of the key players under Jose Mourinho, but after the former Chelsea manager was sacked and replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Belgium international saw his playing time restricted.
Under Solskjaer, the Red Devils returned to the top four for the first time since last August and Fellaini admits things have been better for the club since the Portuguese tactician left the club.
“A lot has changed at Manchester United, which was immediately apparent when the new coach started. But that’s part of football, you have highs and lows. We have had a bad period under Mourinho, but now the team is back on top. All the better for the club,” the ex-Old Trafford player explained.
The changes at United were for everyone to see and Fellaini’s decision to leave the Premier League outfit now seems like the right decision.