Football - Moyes wants Fellaini to the fore

Everton boss David Moyes hopes midfielder Marouane Fellaini can once more show himself to be the man for the big occasion in this weekend's Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester United.

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Fellaini - the Toffees' top-scorer this season with 11 goals in all competitions - was outstanding against United in August, netting the winner as his side got their 2012-13 top-flight campaign under way with a 1-0 victory at Goodison Park.

He also scored last term in a 4-4 draw between the two clubs in Manchester, which dealt what proved to be a major blow to the hosts' unsuccessful title bid.

Last Saturday Fellaini came to Everton's rescue with a brace to secure a 3-3 home draw with Aston Villa, and Moyes is optimistic the 25-year-old can again cause United, the current league leaders, plenty of problems on Sunday at Old Trafford.

"He is coming back into a little bit of form," Moyes, whose team are fifth in the table, said.

"He scored a couple of goals for us last week and he is the sort of player who seems to enjoy the bigger games."

Fellaini has been nursing a hip injury and did not play in Belgium's midweek 2-1 friendly win against Slovakia, but Moyes expects him to be fit for Sunday's game.

"He has got really bad bruising, but I think he will be okay," the Scot said.

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