Marouane Fellaini has told MUTV he was "sad" to see manager David Moyes leave Manchester United.
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Moyes parted company with United last month, having overseen 52 matches at Old Trafford since succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson.
Fellaini was Moyes' only major summer signing last year, with the midfielder arriving from Moyes' former club Everton for 27.5 million pounds.
And the Belgium international, who was left out of interim boss Ryan Giggs' squad for the 4-0 win over Norwich, was disappointed to see the Scot depart.
Fellaini told MUTV: "It was a hard week because I was close with the manager.
"I was sad, but that's football. Results are the most important thing in football so the club decided to make the choice.
"Now we have a new manager and we are looking forward. We have three more games left in the season and we want to finish strong."
Meanwhile, Giggs has said that experienced duo Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra should be offered new contracts, with their current deals due to expire in the summer.
Giggs said: "I do believe they still have a part to play. Both their contracts are up but they have given massive service to the club."