Unlikely Manchester United hero named Europa League Player of the Week

Manchester United Football Club already have one trophy under their belts this season, and now the Red Devils have been presented with the chance to make it two. Jose Mourinho’s men made it into the Europa League final, although the dying embers of the Celta Vigo game last night was tense, to say the least.

Going into the match, the Red Devils held a 1-0 lead from the first game thanks to a Marcus Rashford-freekick. However, we craved an early goal to settle the nerves; and that’s exactly what we got.

It involved Rashford once again, who played an insanely good lofted ball into Marouane Fellaini, with the midfielder duly heading home. As we all know, Celta came back at us after that and grabbed a goal of their own so, technically, the much-maligned Belgian scored the all-important goal that put is through.

Now UEFA have released their Europa League Player of the Week, and they have handed the prize to Fellaini. To be honest, he was pretty good on the whole throughout the match and more than deserves the accolade.

This guy has had his doubters (myself included), but how many times has he fought back and proved everyone wrong? Seriously, he is so thick-skinned and resilient and I have huge respect for that.

Is he good enough to start every week for Manchester United? No. Can he do a job when the situation arises? Of course. Congratulations, Marouane!

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