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First goal is all that big Fella needs.

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MIDFIELD misfit Marouane Fellaini just needs a goal to turn round his Manchester United career, according to David Moyes.

And the Old Trafford boss has urged Fellaini's doubters to stick with him - even though many are heavily critical of the giant Belgian and do not see him as a United player.

Fellaini has not scored since his PS27million summer move from Everton and was subject to ironic cheers by United fans when he made a successful pass in the first leg 1-1 draw with Bayern Munich last week.

But Moyes insisted: "His first goal will be the turning point - I really think so. Some of the stuff he has done with the ball on his chest has been great.

"I can see bits where the supporters probably want more than that. But hopefully he'll get better, and I think and hope the supporters grow to like him because I think he has a part to play in many of the games we'll play.

"He is capable of big goals and in Munich on Wednesday wouldn't be a bad time if he could get an opener.

Shame "He's been getting closer, he's had a couple of snap shots, he should have scored with a header at West Ham, so I can only say it's getting closer and I hope a goal is not too far away.

"He's probably had his best performances away from home for us, so that might say a little bit. The supporters who've seen him away from home will say he's played well.

"In the first leg against Bayern Marouane got better as the game went on as he grew into it. He did well.

"He wasn't brought in to play in every single game. He was here to play in certain games."

Moyes is adamant there was no disgrace in playing a containing game against the reigning champions. But he has hinted he may tweak tactics in Germany as they seek an away goal.

He said: "I don't think there is any shame in what we did by a long way.

"Tactically we played very well but we might need to think differently in the second leg.

"We have to try to get the first goal. That would put us in the driving seat.

"But we need to give ourselves a chance, and don't concede by feeling we have to go chasing the game."


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Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:Apr 6, 2014
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