The European Championships are now just around the corner, and ahead of the biggest tournament on the continent, Marc Wilmots, the Belgian boss, has claimed that Manchester United are using Marouane Fellaini all wrong.
“I know him by heart. In my eyes, he is a box-to-box [midfielder].” Wilmots began. “He could also play as No. 6 by himself but not with a partner. He has the ability to in the offensive too as Everton used him.”
“He is the best goalscorer I have. He is a very good player with a unique profile but he must be used taking that into account.”
This is certainly high praise indeed for Fellaini, and we all know he does have the talent to succeed at the highest level. The question is whether he has the capabilities and style of play that suits Manchester United, and it certainly feels like he’d be more suited to a side that plays a direct brand of football.
Fair play to Wilmots to come out and back his man though, and credit has to be given to Marouane Fellaini himself who has always kept the faith and not given up.