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Marouane Fellaini has praised David Moyes and says Everton is "like a family"

Marouane Fellaini: Is full of praise for his manager David Moyes and the work he has done at Everton

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Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has praised manager David Moyes and says the club is "just like a family".

Fellaini is playing his part in a fine start to the season for the Toffees, with the club riding high in second place in the Premier League table.

Playing in a more advanced role, the tall Belgian has already scored three times, including the winner against Manchester United in their opening game of the season.

The 24-year-old courted controversy last month when he revealed while on international duty that this could be his final season at the club and he may leave as soon as January.

Fellaini later clarified those comments, insisting that he was happy at Goodison Park, but it did earn him a warning by his boss Moyes.

Fellaini is still full of respect for his manager, though, highlighting the lengths he goes to scout players and to foster a strong team spirit in the Goodison dressing room.

"He has an amazing eye. Before signing me, he came several times to see me in my league in Belgium," he told L'Equipe.

"With him, you work very hard. He is very demanding, but very close to his players too. Everton is just like a family."