Former Everton captain Phil Neville is delighted for Marouane Fellaini over his success at Manchester United.
The Belgian was again impressive in victory over Tottenham on Sunday.
Neville wrote for BBC Sport: "Fellaini has won people over by being brave about the stick he was getting and never going missing in games, even at times when things were not working for him.
"You also have to give United manager Louis van Gaal a lot of credit. He has not been afraid of playing to Fellaini's strengths, despite being criticised for doing so, and I think he has come up trumps.
"Whenever I have seen United play this season, Fellaini has had an effect on the game - for example when he came on against West Ham and helped rescue a point.
"I do not see a problem with getting the best out of him, and this is something I argue about a lot with United fans.
"United have always played direct football, and that does not mean long ball. It means passes forward and runs forward."