Fellaini: It was a team effort
Fellaini was a menace to the United defence all night and capped
an impressive all-round performance with the winner, an unstoppable
bullet header from Darron Gibson’s corner.
The Belgian, however, was quick to pay tribute to the team
effort this evening as they won their opening fixture for the first
time in five seasons.
“It was a good goal, it was a good cross, a good corner. It was
good for me and for Everton,” Fellaini told Sky Sports 1.
“Everton had a lot of chances in the first half and we had to
keep going and hoped the team scored.
“I think everybody was motivated. Manchester United is a great
club. Everybody is motivated, and I think today everybody played
Phil Jagielka was also quick to salute the team effort tonight
and urged Everton to carry their momentum into Saturday’s clash at
“We knew it was a great team like Man United but fortunately the
big man (Fellaini) put his head where it hurts and we had something
to hang on to,” said Jagielka.
“I think the whole team was a bit tired towards the end but the
effort that we all put in towards the end was fantastic and it’s
nice to send the Everton fans on the first day of our season home
with a win and not the doom and gloom we normally start with.
“It’s a fantastic start for us, three points. We’ll build on it
for the next game, we’ve got a big game coming up over the weekend
so if we can get another point away at Villa, or three, it’s going
to be fantastic start and hopefully instead of chasing the teams,
we can maybe chased for once.”