After signing the big Belgian for a huge £27.5million from Everton last summer, the season couldn’t have gone any worse for Marouane Fellaini. The midfielder came to Old Trafford on the back of an excellent season for Everton, but struggled to impose his playing style on the Theatre of Dreams’ turf.
With Louis van Gaal incoming, his domestic future is yet to be decided, and if you believe reports then it looks as though Fellaini’s days as a Manchester United player are numbered.
Ominiously, Louis van Gaal likes his midfielders to be a bit more mobile, hence the signing of Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao. We’ve also been linked with other midfielders in the recent weeks, including another player who can run with the ball in the form of Arturo Vidal.
When asked about his future, Fellaini said:
“Let’s see after the World Cup. I don’t have to prove anything. I’ve been a professional for 8 years.”
I honestly thought he’d do a job at United, but all those things you’ve seen from his game at Everton seem to have disappeared. He used to be tough to beat, and wasn’t afraid to put his weight around – At Manchester United he allowed his man to beat him almost at will.
If we can recoup anything over £10million for Fellaini I’d be over the moon. There is absolutely no chance we’ll regain the £27.5million what we paid back for him, so now its up to Ed Woodward to get as much money as possible.
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