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Mourinho praises ‘fundamental’ Fellaini

Jose Mourinho has been in complementary mood following Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Burnley today, describing Marouane Fellaini as ‘fundamental’.

The Red Devils went into today’s game at Turf Moor under immense pressure having lost their last two Premier League games against Brighton and Spurs respectively, but comfortably dispatched Sean Dyche’s side with Romelu Lukaku netting a first-half brace.

One of the big talking points in the minutes leading into the game was the inclusion of Marouane Fellaini, who was picked ahead of £52 million summer signing Fred in the heart of the Manchester United midfield alongside Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba.

However, the Belgian answered his critics with a solid performance, leaving Jose Mourinho to single him out for praise.

“I think it was a very, very good performance with a result which was short,” the Portuguese told BBC Sport.

“They played very well as a team, and there were very good individual performances and we should have scored many more goals.

“There were lots of good performances, but Fellaini was fundamental, together with Smalling and Lindelof. Luke Shaw had a good performance and there were many others too.”

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