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Does Marouane Fellaini have a future at Manchester United?



As Manchester United look to wash their hands of David Moyes’ ‘legacy’ for good, the bloodied stains of a torturous 10 month reign will remain impossible to scrub away the marks. Least of all in the coming months.

One of the ‘legacy’ stains that the Scotsman leaves behind are his two signings: Juan Mata, Spanish success, and Marouane Fellaini. Belgian bungle.

It was on deadline day when Marouane Fellaini scrappily signed for the club that fate screamed a combination which served up connotations for a recipe of disaster. It was because the Belgian giant came from Everton, and not Barcelona. A summer that once promised glory in abundance delivered nothing short of that.

Seen as a panic buy, most United fans were unsure over how Moyes was going to utilise the midfielder from the very start. Others relied on the same blind faith to believe that Fellaini would become an instant success as they did upon the appointment of David Moyes. Neither repaid well.

Another factor that played into the hands of uncertainty was down to Fellaini not fitting into ‘the United way’, which Ryan Giggs recently boasted about resurrecting into the side. Also, stumbling upon what Harry Gregg had once said: “A United player is a passionate mix of skill, heart and youth. Manchester United are all about flair and improvisation; a club with history and style bred on romance.” Fellaini… Flair? Nope. Skill? Nope. Passion? Nope.

The premature signs of an uncertain Manchester United future for Fellaini appeared in the 4-0 win over Norwich where the Belgian not only did not feature in the starting line up for the Red Devils, but did not make the match day squad. Juan Mata didn’t make the starting line-up either, but a quick-fire brace was the response sent to Giggs that he was wrong in not selecting the Spaniard, something that Fellaini has not been able to do with the fans thus far.

To be fair to the player, injuries have also played the part of the struggles in his debut season as well as the burden of the much anticipated and prolonged arrival of a world class midfielder in the middle of the park. Tom Cleverley has also been heavily criticised for not delivering in the same position.

Little signs of improvement have appeared after his return from the wrist injury that had kept him out for months. However, all of his better performances have come against the sides in the bottom half of the league whilst continuing to involuntarily getting played off the park against Bayern Munich and Manchester City.

Fellaini’s inclusion in the club’s set-up under a new manager, which looks likely a bookies favourite to be Louis Van Gaal, remains to be told and more importantly is seen as a gamble. His final playing card was David Moyes, and now that he is gone, his signing may soon follow in his path much like he did from Goodison Park to Old Trafford.

Do you think Fellaini has a future at United? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Comments (9)

  1. I hear the cleaning ladies who regularly attend to the toilets at old trafford require a large brush.

  2. Yes

  3. i really tink felli is a big flop who is nt even certain of his role in d team

  4. I urge the club to give Fellaini more time to proof himself and I am sure he will be of useful to our club to me I believe in him to deliver,i dont want him to follow moyes.

    • We’ll not his fault it’s down to moyes a manager not up to that level you need to manage united

  5. Does he have a future in football?………….Worst player I have ever seen…..makes Djemba Djemba and Bebe look world class…..Down to the Job Centre for him!

  6. No!
    Fellaini is the worst player ever to play at this level… he cant pass, shoot, dribble, head the ball, score, tackle…he’s sucks even worse than Ji Sung Park on a bad day…Please get rid of him!

  7. I thinks he is the worst player in Manchester United, there is no place for him and it is better to sell him to recover some £27 that Moyes had signed him.

  8. Manchester HAVE TO SELL THIS WORST player.