Manchester United’s move for David Moyes was one of the worst appointments in the history of our great club, and the Scot didn’t even last one year in the Old Trafford hot-seat. Many were delighted to see the back of the former Everton boss, but one man wasn’t.
That was Marouane Fellaini, who became Moyes’ first and only signing during his first transfer window at Old Trafford.
Now, two years on, the big Belgian has revealed he cried when he found out the news that Moyes had left – because as a manager, Moyes was an integral part of his footballing career.
“Moyes was a second father to me. When he was sacked from Manchester United, I cried. I’m not ashamed to say it because he did everything for me” Fellaini said.
“He’s just had two difficult seasons, but he’ll bounce back – he’s a good coach and we still talk from time to time.”
At the end of the day, although he didn’t succeed here, you can understand exactly why Marouane Fellaini was upset when Moyes lost his job.
The pair had an extremely close bond from their time together at Everton, and Moyes obviously had enough faith to bring in Fellaini to United as soon as he was made manager here.
At times, we’ve seen glimpses of just how good Fellaini could be for this football club, but the ugly side of his style of play has reared its head far too often. Unfortunately for him, we could well have seen the last of Fellaini at Old Trafford, as I’m not convinced Jose Mourinho will want to keep him.