Transfer Talk: Marouane Fellaini to be sold by Manchester United

Marouane Fellaini, the man who cost Manchester United £27.5m on deadline day last summer, could be on his way out of Old Trafford after just one season at the club, according to reports in the Daily Mail. The midfield man has had little to no impact in the middle of the park last season.

The article reports that Louis van Gaal has instructed the club that Fellaini is ‘not a United type of player’ – something which we can probably all agree with after watching him last season.

Fellaini was brought to the club by former boss David Moyes, and it was hoped he would be the strong tackling midfielder we’ve been looking for since Roy Keane departed. However things didn’t work out that way. He always looked slow, clueless, clumsy, and a booking waiting to happen.

Manchester United will be looking to recoup as much of that hefty transfer fee back, but I think the best we can hope for will be somewhere around the £12m-£15m mark.
Fellaini won’t even get much of a chance to change van Gaal’s mind due to his World Cup commitments with Belgium, which will mean he will miss much of United’s pre-season tour of the USA.

Is van Gaal right to sell Fellaini or should be given another chance? Feel free to leave us your comments.

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  1. One season where he missed a good deal of games due to injury is not enough. He should be able to fight for a spot on the squad just as much as any Man Utd player. Van Gaal brings change, you’ll be surprised to see who really steps up. Last season is in the past we are in the future, we have more to gain then lose by keeping him another season

    • But we are planning to buy lots of players so we need to sell some too. Fellaini would be top of my list to sell because, as van Gaal supposedly said, he’s not really a United type of player. And also we should get decent money for him. In truth he was never worth more than £20m but he’s having a good World Cup and was excellent for Everton. There should be buyers at £12-15m.

      • Supposedly said. A coach would never say something without seeing/consulting the player and having an argument with him. Fellaini at this WC or him playing with Everton the last four years was awesome, one of the best box to box roamers in the league. One bad season with injuries and a low on confidence team that hadn’t a clue how to play under Moyes does not make him suddenly a bad player. United supporters will regret wanting Fellaini out.

        Fellaini – 70k per week
        Anderson – 75k a week
        Young – 118k a week
        Ferdinand – 115k a week
        Vidic – 105k a week

        If you want wages down then he is not a problem, so why exactly are we calling for his afro?? Are we that fickle now?? Are United fans that impatient??

    • United used him in the wrong position, he should play as a CAM or CF as he did in Everton. But I can’t see him play upfront for United this season so I guess the best thing to do is selling him.

  2. he is one of the players that needs to go with his wage packet, and showing absolute nothing in return, out with the Moyes and his baggage, also would like to see Anderson, Cleverley, Young.
    buy a stronger RB/WB to fight Rafa for his place like Shaw against Evra, it might have to bring the best out of Evra to keep his place, Rafa needs that fight aswell as he goes missing sometimes as there is no Comp against him for his spot Smalling n Jones are not RBs.

  3. Fellaini was injured it was his first season and he was played out of position. Young’s forth season played in position NOT injured and was less effective AND on double Fellaini’s wage. Tell me who has more presence and more to offer this squad?? Fellaini who is a first XI international or Young who’s four years older and might as well retire from football. It seems to me that Fellaini is the scapegoat at United and where in earth or when did LVG say that he wanted him out??

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