Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini vows to fight for first-team football

Fellaini vows to fight for first-team football
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Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini vows to fight for his place in Louis van Gaal's starting XI.

Manchester United outcast Marouane Fellaini has vowed to fight to win back his place in the Red Devils' first team.

The Belgian was on the verge of joining Napoli during the summer transfer window, but the move was scuppered when he sustained an ankle injury.

However, Fellaini is determined to see off competition from manager Louis van Gaal's summer signings and earn a place in the Dutchman's starting XI.

"I want to fight for my place. The coach wants to play with the eleven players who make the best team. I want to be part of that," the Daily Star quotes him as saying.

"I've had a meeting with the coach before the start of the season where he told me that there is a lot of competition in the midfield. I told him that I wanted to compete for a place in the starting XI."

Fellaini joined United from Everton last year in a deal worth £27m.

 Manager Louis van Gaal of Manchester United walks to his seat prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United at Stadium of Light on August 24, 2014
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