Well well well, who’d have thought that Manchester United Football Club would be hailing Marouane Fellaini as their latest hero. The big Belgian was absolutely brilliant against a hapless Crystal Palace side and the 29-year-old put in a wonderful performance.
From minute one he was everywhere, covering every blade of grass and winning every 50/50 tackle. Aerially he was dominant against his opponents, and it truly was a masterful display from a man who the Old Trafford faithful once used to hate.
His two-goal haul was more than deserved. He scored with a brilliant header during the first-half, and then followed that up as the second 45 got going with another close-range effort.
This is a player who has become an integral part of Jose Mourinho’s plans at the Theatre of Dreams, and he deserves all the credit in the world for proving everyone wrong.
He’s now scored four goals across all competitions this term, and I never thought we’d be saying this, but we haven’t missed Paul Pogba to this point.
As you’d imagine, the Red Devils fans were loving life all over social media following the Fellaini display, so we’ve compiled some of the best reactions here.
Have a look at the fan reaction to Marouane Fellaini’s performance here:
10 months ago big Fellaini was booed by some Utd fans, he's given those idiots the perfect response.
— Pilib De Brún (@Malachians) September 30, 2017
When Fellaini is on a hattrick you know you are watching one of the best football by United since fergie era
— Nik (@CreativeMartial) September 30, 2017
When you realise that Marouane Fellaini has more goals this season than Suarez, Sanchez, Coutinho and De Bruyne.. pic.twitter.com/LORNSR3U6P
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) September 30, 2017
Worst thing about today was it was my nephews first ever game and now he thinks Fellaini is brilliant… pic.twitter.com/nRZbnQ4bSD
— John Ashton (@thedoveman1982) September 30, 2017
Brother Lacazette(4) lowkey battling with Fellaini(4).
— Wicky (@Wicknes007) September 30, 2017
Another 4-0 for Manchester United the unbeaten run continues Delighted for Fellaini with 2goals and back on top of league #mufc
— Mickey T (@therealMickeyT) September 30, 2017
I want to be on this earth for a Marouane Fellaini hattrick.
— Hayley B (@Hayles_101) September 30, 2017
If Fellaini gets a hat trick we should get 4 points.
— United Religion (@Unitedology) September 30, 2017