Fellaini: Mourinho has given me confidence

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has given full credit for his improved form this season to the club's new manager Jose Mourinho and promised to repay the faith being shown in him.

Fellaini was a prominent figure in the Red Devils' first team under David Moyes when he joined the club in 2013, but fell out of favour somewhat last season under Louis van Gaal after a series of high-profile mistakes.

However, this term he is clearly an integral part of Mourinho's plans and has played every single minute of the Portuguese mentor's reign and he has looked extremely comfortable in his midfield role so far.

"Louis van Gaal trusted me, I played a lot of games. This season, though, I'm playing in my position and I feel the trust of the manager," he told Sky Sports.

"He has given me confidence and I will give everything. [Mourinho's faith] has had a big impact on me because when someone trusts you 200 percent you have to repay that.

"The manager knows my qualities, he knows what I can do.

"He spoke to me on the first day when I arrived back from holiday and I have worked hard like I do every time.

"I don't need to explain myself, all the managers I've had know my quality. I'm here today and I'm trying hard like I always do to give my best on the pitch."