Marouane Fellaini admits he cried when David Moyes was sacked by Manchester United

first_imgManchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has admitted he cried when David Moyes was relieved of his duties at Old Trafford near the end of last season.The Belgian star followed Moyes to the Red Devils from Everton two summers ago when the Scot was selected as ‘the chosen one’ to replace outgoing United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.Things didn’t work out as Moyes hoped though and he was sacked last April just 10 months into his tenure; a decision that upset Fellaini given their close ties.“When he left I was sad. There were tears. This is normal. I am a human being. I worked with him for six years,” the 27-year-old confessed.“It was weird. He summoned me to his office and he told me the news. This is football. He was not a second father, but almost. He helped me a lot.”Fellaini endured struggles of his own in his debut season at Old Trafford after his £27.5m transfer from the Toffees, and he failed to register a goal in his first year.He was widely expected to leave Manchester last sumemer but for an unlikely upturn in fortunes in 2015, but Fellaini admitted he was unfairly held accountable or the Red Devils’ disappointing season.He said: “During my first season at Manchester, the team was not performing and I was the scapegoat.“Everything was Fellaini’s fault. If you pay attention to all this [criticism], you sink. It destroyed me on every side.” Marouane Fellaini 1last_img