Jose Mourinho admits he is powerless to stop Marouane Fellaini leaving Manchester United

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    With compromise on both sides I still think he'll sign a new contract, Jose normally gets what he wants
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    AT this rate I hope Fellaini doesn't give in.
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    And in the end its stuff like this on why Mourinho just never is the right fit for united, he tries throwing our future under the bus like shaw, pogba and martial, and begs a contract rebel at 30 who is lucky he even got to united to stay. I just don't see this manager ever winning the PL with united especially if fellaini stays, we not even trying to keep a world class player to stay, and that sums it up
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    I’m sorry but I just do not understand why anyone would want to keep Fellaini, have we really gone that backwards in what we consider good enough for us ?

    We’re the richest club in the world, arguably the biggest club in the world and arguably the biggest sporting brand in the world yet we want Fellaini to stay ? Why ?

    As a player for us he offers nothing other than the occasional goal, being a bit of a nuisance because he’s all elbows and tall and an aerial presence but then that’s nothing McTominay can’t do and he’s not trying to hold us to ransom after constant mediocrity.

    We’ve had years of quantity and average instead of quality, Fellaini other than being tall is fecking average. I’m not saying we can sign them all but we should be looking at the Kroos’, Verratti’s, Pjanic’s, Thiago’s etc of this world and also buying the best players in the league instead of fecking Fellaini.
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    stevoc Full Member

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    Sounds like a great story. Looking forward to it.
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    Can't find it, mind you it was from 11/12 years ago, but i'll keep looking
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    Honestly, I back Mourinho on almost anything and I don't say this often, but begging a 30-year-old #10 with limited football ability who we insist on playing as a central midfielder to stay is rather embarrassing. Mourinho needs to grow up and let him go. Fellaini has done his best to allow him to do so while looking like he cared for him. Basically, don't be stupid.
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    whatwha Sniffs Erricksson’s diarrhea

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    Spot on.

    But despite this latest surgery I bet we won't change our stance on the contract, just to be 'classy'...
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    Based Adnan New Member

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    I'll be genuinely fuming if he signs any contract let alone one where he's being paid 150k a week or whatever ridiculous amount we've offered him.
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    Educated guess here, but I bet most of the posters that are desperate for Fellaini to leave are only 5' 4" on tiptoe, and bald as a friggin coot :lol:
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    http://www.manutd.com/en/News-And-F...es-knee-operation-and-is-out-until-march.aspx
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    And they have tiny noses, too, so envy his giant schnoz. But more likely they just don't understand anything about football.
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    Has he got a big nose ? Never noticed
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    Welcome to United JoMo!
    By that logic the ones desperate for him to stay are all well over 6 foot and have big hair?

    How so?

    Are you trying to say you have to be a football purist with an extensive knowledge of the game and possess a deep understanding of the subtleties of football tactics to appreciate Marouane Fellaini?
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    Striker10 "Ronaldo and trophies > Manchester United football

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    Of course we should look to keep the player. He adds stability in our back line from set pieces. He'd good for a few goals. We're losing Carrick already unless the club buy 3/4 quality players we need to keep these players.
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    No, but it certainly helps. ;)
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    i agree..he was one of the main reasons why we won Europa. He allowed us to play direct, by controlling the direct ball from De Gea and allowing us to play at the oppostition half directly. Many teams struggled to get the ball off him. He is special and very good at what he does.

    I would hope he extends his contract and also gains his fitness asap. he can be valuable in champions league matches.

    People fail to realize that he is our backup and we use him occasionally as per game demands. Since we are losing Carrick this year, would allow us to buy a new midfielder without having to replace backup midfielder too.
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    The notion that you have to be a football purist to appreciate Fellaini is laughable.
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    Everton fans embraced him, wore silly wigs to make him feel welcome, at Old Trafford "oh ffs we're bringing the bog brush on" :lol:
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    This has to be the strangest contract saga of all time. An average, crocked player thinks he's holding all the aces against one of the top clubs in world football. What kind of dynamite kompromat must the big man have over Jose?!
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    Very True
    Kompromat! Thank you for bringing that great term to my attention I will be trying to drop it into conversation at work today
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    Nate Dogg Don't Make Me Angry

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    Agree, with his injury we would be silly to offer him a new contract.
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    He is very effective in enabling us to play long and direct and allowing us to beat the press. And while this is one of his strengths that has been used to great effect over the last 3 years and he should get credit for it. I can't help but feel with the talent and resources available to the manager that Manchester United really should be able to compete with any team and style of play without having to resort to using long ball tactics in the first place.

    So if Fellaini stays ok great he can be a useful squad player, and he is capable of playing football. But i hope we don't keep him primarily to hoof balls up to, in fact in an ideal world we will never see that being used again. Personally i think he's became a bit of a tactical crutch for Van Gaal and now Mourinho. The temptation to play long to him especially when chasing a game is always there even if it isn't very productive most of the time.

    I doubt it mate to be honest. I would imagine there are people who have little understanding of football to a great degree in both the Fellaini in and out camps.
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    Don't be so hard on yourself mate :lol:

    "Fellaini must stay"
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    Maybe Fellaini has a sex tape of Jose who is penetrating Lukaku in it ? :nervous:
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    No need mate i'm not in either camp.
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    I still haven't changed my view on him. He is a useful player to have no doubt about that if we use him in the way Mou so often has in the past but personally I would much prefer us to get another player in midfield that is actually a good footballer and offer some bite at the same time.
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    Apologies, don't know why but I thought you were defo in the Fellaini must go lynch mob ;)
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    No worries mate, easy mistake to make. Most in here either gush over him or take the piss out of him, very little middle ground.
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    We have no aerial threat bar Lukaku during open play.
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    I think one of the reasons he wants to leave is because he' not playing regular and doesn' want to be a backup
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    I'm ok with that as long as we are regularly scoring from other methods, do City or Barca have lots of aerial threat?
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    Well, pretty sure City scored more goals than us via corner kicks.

    And what's the down side of having a solid plan B in fellaini?
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    From headers?

    Well for me the down side from throwing Fellani on to lump balls up to when chasing a game is it very rarely ever works so it's hardly a solid plan. He's been here 5 years how many goals/assists does he have when being brought on as a sub in games we are losing/drawing?

    Very few i would wager, plus in my opinion whenever we bring him on to hoof balls upto when trying to rescue a game we basically stop trying to score from conventional and more productive means. Alex Ferguson probably rescued more games from a losing/drawing positions than any other manager in history and he didn't employ a guy to hoof balls upto, he just brought on more attackers and upped the tempo and intensity. We didn't need a specialist target man then and in my opinion we don't need one now.

    Fellani isn't the greatest footballer nor is he easy on the eye, but he isn't the worst either he's capable of playing football beyond hoofing balls upto. So if he stays fine he's a decent squad player, but as i said i hope Mourinho doesn't want to keep him to continue this hoof ball late in games. If thats our plan B then we haven't spent nearly enough time planning before games.
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    You missed the stealth edit I made to the post I quoted:

    http://www.redcafe.net/threads/jose...anchester-united.434032/page-16#post-22127606

    That's absolutely true. There are people on both sides of the argument that don't understand football. But on the side of "Fellaini In" stand Mourinho, LvG, and Moyes. And according to Wikipidia, Aston Villa, Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Munich all showed interest in signing him at one point or another. And how many managers have complained about having to play against him?

    Frankly, this debate is a bit ridiculous, IMO. About the only ones wanting Fellaini out are people whose careers don't depend on his aiding their success.
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    2 out of 3 isn't bad i suppose ;)

    Plus i had no idea Jose, Louis and Dave posted on the Caf.
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    He throws people under the bus if they don’t put in the effort or if they don’t try their best.

    Btw when has he thrown Pogba under the bus? He even fought the likes of scholes in defence of Pogba. Making stuff up much?
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    Pogba? Mourinho has been defending him since day one, and dropped him for one game. Luke Shaw? I think most would be happy to be rid a couple of months back, but being benched and out of favour seems to have driven him to really try and prove himself. Martial also upped his game after Mourinho gave him some tough love.

    Seriously, you try and find three examples of Mourinho doing a bad thing, and you bring up Pogba and a pair of players who seems to have responded to Mourinho's motivational tactics?
    Mou dropped him for the Yeovil game after Pogba had been looking increasingly poor, which clearly undoes everything he's done to defend him. Or at least it does to that poster, who seems to have made up his mind.
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    Couldnt agree more
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    Exactly.