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Oct, 7, 2012

Fellaini: We are family

Marouane Fellaini has declared that Everton are thriving under David Moyes because they are "just like a family".

Fellaini has put speculation regarding his future on Merseyside behind him to help the club into the Premier League's top four.

The 24-year-old, signed from Standard Liege for £15 million in September 2008, caused controversy last month while on international duty with Belgium, telling reporters that this could be his final season at Goodison Park, and that he could leave as soon as January.

Fellaini later took to Facebook to insist that he was happy to stay, although he received a warning from manager Moyes.

Saturday's 2-2 draw at Wigan ensured that Everton will go into the international break third in the Premier League, five points behind leaders Chelsea.

And Fellaini, who has scored three times for the club this season, believes that Moyes' hard work and attention to detail has been crucial in keeping them among this season's pace-setters.

"He has an amazing eye. Before signing me, he came several times to see me in my league in Belgium," the midfielder 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."

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