It feels like a recurring story at the moment, with Manchester United dropping points late on in games that we should have the quality in our team to hold on and win. Once again, that happened at the weekend with Everton scoring a late penalty to earn themselves a point.
It all came about due to a glaring error from midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who conceded a daft penalty to give his former side a way back into the game. Now, the Evening Standard say that the big Belgian could be a potential January target for West Ham.
The report states that Slaven Bilic is considering a loan offer for the 29-year-old, as the Croat believes Fellaini could provide some much-needed physicality in the middle of the park.
The Standard also go on to discuss that the move could suit Manchester United too, as fans have been far from happy with his performances at times – culminating in that penalty incident at the weekend.
Personally, I feel Fellaini does get a lot of unfair criticism from the fans and media alike. However, the situation at the weekend is truly undefendable and it was an absolute moment of madness from the player.
It does feel like he doesn’t really fit Manchester United’s style of play, because we don’t really tend to hoof the high-ball forward, and when he’s on the field our tendency to try that tactic does seem to happen more often – which doesn’t really help our cause.
That said, I wouldn’t be bothered if he did leave Old Trafford. At this point in time it’s just paper talk, so we’ll see what happens come the turn of the year.