Manchester United Football Club are in a sorry state at the moment. Derby County went to Old Trafford and outplayed Jose Mourinho’s men. Eventually, The Rams ran out as winners via a penalty shootout.
Things started well with an excellent Juan Mata goal, but quickly, the tide turned. The Reds looked nervous, shaky, and downright awful. United went down to ten men. Player’s heads continued to drop – except for a certain Marouane Fellaini.
If one player comes away from the Carabao Cup defeat with any credit, it’s the big Belgian. He was strong in the tackle, good with the ball at his feet, scored the header to draw us level and tucked away his penalty nicely.
Fellaini is probably the only player who is putting in the proper work for his manager right now – and it showed. Mourinho put big faith in the ex-Everton man by giving him a new contract when the Old Trafford faithful wanted him gone. He deserves credit for that.
As you’d imagine, United fans were pretty happy with Fellaini’s all-around contribution, but the result was a mightily concerning one. Who knows, the 6’5 midfielder may well have a new manager in the not too distant future.
Never ever speak ill of Marouane Fellaini ever again, saves us time and time again. Always gives his best! Get in Fella! #mufc
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) September 25, 2018
it’s not even funny that our best player is Fellaini.
— Anna_MUFC (@mufc_anna) September 25, 2018
Marouane Fellaini saving Manchester United once again. A superb cross from Diogo Dalot – he's had a good home debut at least.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) September 25, 2018
FELLAINI TO THE RESCUE AGAIN
— Sam Homewood (@SamHomewood) September 25, 2018
Fellaini really is one of the best "Plan B' in football. He's saved us after the 80th minute so many times.
— R™ (@RealTalkMUFC) September 25, 2018
In the last 12 months Fellaini has gained so much respect from me, he could have simply sat on the bench getting paid thousands and just took the abuse.
But he fought and fought and has won so many United fans over by playing well and scoring important goals.
— Aidan Walsh ? (@AidanWalshMUFC) September 25, 2018