Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany has claimed that Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini will improve as time goes on at Old Trafford, as reported by talkSPORT.

Fellaini has struggled with life in Manchester since arriving for more than £27million back in the summer on transfer deadline day.

The central midfield area was identified as a weakness by boss David Moyes when he took over at the club and nothing has changed with a quiet summer on the transfer front.

However Kompany belives that his compatriot Fellaini will impress United fans this season and he hopes that although he plays for a rival, his friend can get back to his best.

“People shouldn’t forget that it is Fellaini’s first season at Manchester United,” Kompany said.

“It’s a big move and he deserves some time – It will sound weird because he plays for the red half of the city but I want him to get back to his best.

“He’s an important player for Belgium. He’s one of those special players. You just feel he can have a big impact on the team. They will need him a lot.

“It’s just a matter of time really because he’s got the lot.”