You have to feel little sorry for Marouane Fellaini.
After his first season at Manchester United most thought that it was simply a matter of time before he was sold.
Indeed, the injury that he sustained in pre-season 2014/15 is perhaps the only thing that kept him at the club as he wouldn’t have been able to do a medical as part of any transfer.
But he showed real balls to fight back and actually become a very popular figure at Manchester United by the end of last season.
Some view his suspension – handed out last season but served at the start of this – as the reason that he isn’t in the team right now.
But we feel that he doesn’t suit Louis’s 4-2-3-1 system. And he is now thought of as the ‘plan b’ – the towering player whose height can cause problems if Manchester United are chasing a game with 10 minutes to go.
He’s better than that of course but his national coach, Marc Wilmots, feels that it may be time to move on. He said:
“Fellaini could play to support the attack, as the No.6. He has very good technique, very good ability to track back and recover. Maybe he will try to find a new challenge in January, if it is possible.”
We think that the Belgian should be patient. Injuries are unavoidable in a long, successful season and with Manchester United looking toward the knockout phase of The Champions League and a title charge, Fellaini will surely get 20 plus games this season if he stays.