By FOX SPORTS staff
Reunited with Round and manager David Moyes after completing his move from Everton to Manchester United on the final day of the summer transfer window, Fellaini could make his debut as a Red Devil in this weekend's Premier League fixture against newly promoted Crystal Palace.
Round told MUTV that Fellaini was a player United fans could count on to perform and overpower opposition midfielders in the centre of the park.
"He will add some real physical presence to us in midfield, some strength, and he scores goals, he’s a player that will get regular double figures, and he is maybe a player that we didn’t really have in the middle of that midfield," he stated.
“We have some very good footballers – Michael Carrick is an unbelievably good passer, Tom Cleverley is busy, lively and links play, Anderson will drive forward with the ball, dribble and create. Maybe we needed that bit of presence and authority that can sit in the middle of the pitch and dominate a game from that perspective. It gives a nice blend and balance to mix the midfield up."
The Belgian international has spoken about his excitement to play for the title contenders and to take on the challenge of the Champions League.
Despite Fellaini's lack of experience at the highest level, Round was confident that the 25-year old's mentality would see him become a successful player for the club.
"He’s a very strong character, with very good self-belief, it won’t daunt him to play at this level and he is mentally very tough," he revealed.
"He’s earned and deserved the right to be here. He’s progressed every single year as a player, to the stage where the manager, the staff and the board here feel that he deserved the opportunity to play at this level."