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Marouane Fellaini 2016-17 Performances

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  1. Feb 16, 2017

    don't sign old players Full Member

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    Fellaini + Pogba, is way top heavy, and it's pedestrian every time, even against the most mediocre opposition.
    That's why I don't want Fabinho or Weigl to play alongside Pogba. It'll result in the same kind of dreary football. We need to bring smaller, sharper options in midfield.
  2. Feb 16, 2017

    Jev Full Member

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    It will be a happy day when we finally sell this toad.

    He's literally not good at anything. No, not even heading. He wins a lot of aerial duels simply due to the fact that he's tall but he's not actually a good header.

    Okay, he's quite good at chesting. That's his one true skill.

    EDIT: And with Ander booked and suspended he'll now likely start the return leg as well. Sigh.
  3. Feb 16, 2017

    arthurka Full Member

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    Not a midfielder.... Don't know what he is but not a midfielder..
  4. Feb 16, 2017

    Mockney Not the only poster to be named Poster of the Year

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    Completely different team without him. That's why he comes in for as much stick as he does.

    Right from the start of the second half we were just better.
  5. Feb 16, 2017

    Jacky Quacky made eight consecutive posts about Fellaini once

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    Jesus we looked 10x better when he came off
  6. Feb 16, 2017

    harms Full Member

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    Maybe Carrick will come back? Or even Schweiny - it was some statement for Jose to sub Fellaini after the first half. One can hope
  7. Feb 16, 2017

    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    No coincidence we looked a much better team when he went off.
  8. Feb 16, 2017

    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Good sub to take him off today, just wasn't the right match for him.
  9. Feb 16, 2017

    Ixion Full Member

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    I just hate how we play when he's on. Unless its last 10 minutes chasing a goal and we stick him in the box to cause problems we simply have better players for everything else.
  10. Feb 16, 2017

    kidbob Full Member

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    As much as we need a Wiegl we really need a proper player to come in for Fellaini. Even a prospect like Tielemens would suit. He simply doesn't work for a club like this. Hell give his spot to Pereira next season.
  11. Feb 16, 2017

    Adisa Full Member

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    He is a complete alien when compared with how the other players want to play. It's quite remarkable, we looked more solid when we went from a 3 to a two, even though the two aren't defensive players.
    His lack of positional awareness is incredible. Literally just ambles around the pitch. I couldn't tell what position he was playing today. To make matters worse, it does his team mates no justice.
  12. Feb 16, 2017

    Unmutual Full Member

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    Fellaini at his worst today. If he sits deep, he's either six yards from where he needs to be, or tackling opponents from the wrong side. If he goes forward, moves always seem to break down when he gets involved. Frustrating.
  13. Feb 16, 2017

    Van Piorsing Lost his light sabre

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    Mourinho's sub in half time was almost like an admission that the player doesn't fit anywhere but typical Crouch role.
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    don't sign old players Full Member

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    He should be the alternative to Pogba when the latter is rested, not playing alongside him.
  15. Feb 16, 2017

    dichinero Full Member

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    I'll take Crouch over him any day
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    Roboc7 Full Member

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    His ability as a midfielder in terms or passing, movement, pressing etc isn't even good enough for a mid table side. His physicality and chest control are all he has and if that isn't brought into play he looks completely out of his depth.

    That wasn't an off day it was just someone who isn't good enough, he has already started more games this season than a player of his ability should, I expect him to be here next season but mourinho must be losing patience so I see him starting less and less.
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    Organic Potatoes Full Member

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    Bye Felli-cia.
  18. Feb 16, 2017

    mu4c_20le Full Member

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    Some say his best position is advanced midfielder but Lingard came on and showed more in one minute than he did in the entire first half by making an effort to win the ball, making runs, and delivering a dangerous through ball to Zlatan. Maybe he was having an off day, but as bad as we were after our first goal, he was stand out bad.
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    Yup, Lingard literally made more of a positive impact within one minute. That's a sad indictment for Fellaini.
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    SqueakyWeasel Full Member

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    He's not suited to the style of football I'd like to see us playing. But, when we sell him to Stoke he'll come back to haunt us!
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    Acole9 Outstanding

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    I wasn't too sure where he was playing tonight, he was all over the place.
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    We were better defensively and offensively when he came off, Pogba and Herrera were much more comfortable without him and Lingard is much more suited to playing just off Ibra than a fellow 6'5 player, glad Jose had the humility to switch at half time. Fellaini just isn't good enough and isn't suited to how we are trying to play, the last nugget in the bowel from the combined Moyes and LvG reigns.
  23. Feb 16, 2017

    PlayerOne Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    He shouldn't start games, he's useful when he goes off the bench but that's about it. Seems a different player when he starts, poor off the ball movement, can't really pass and doesn't defend well. Ruined our shape tonight too, Mourinho fixed his mistake when he take him off. Lesson learnt, I hope.
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    fallengt Full Member

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    He changed the game again
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    Sylar Full Member

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    We were better when he came off. We looked to be pushing forward more, which allowed us to press more higher up the pitch. I think the team as well as individuals played better and the team looked more balanced. We also played less long balls and just used the players ability.

    He does a "job", but I dont know what that job specifically is. There was one moment when he got the ball, and could have passed it forward to Martial, when he was on the half way line (martial in space) but instead turns around and passes to Herrera. It does sum him up as a midfielder and I guess thats his job, get the ball and give it.

    But we play much better without him. I do think he should start next week though given the game is pretty much wrapped up.
  26. Feb 17, 2017

    devilish Drivelish

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    Can we just sell him quickly and then pretend we never signed him in the first place?
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    ti vu Full Member

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    Not to say that he needs to go, but was too lazy this game for my liking. One of the biggest guy on the pitch and invisible for majority of the 45 minutes
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    He was genuinely awful. Chased shadows the whole first half, just couldn't keep up with anybody and lost his marker far too many times. Pogba and Herrera were getting 1-2'd in circles no wonder we looked so bad.

    When Lingard came on he added much needed energy and agility when it came to pressing.
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    stevoc Full Member

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    At times mostly under Van Gaal Fellaini has had good runs in the side and contributed. But performances like last night make me think our football has now moved past him. Jose doesn't seem to trust him in a defensive role and further forward he just doesn't work well with Zlatan and basically wanders too much letting play pass him by and leaves us a man light in midfield.

    We really need midfielders who can come in and cover for Carrick/Herrera and Pogba when they need are rested/injured/suspended. Fellaini can't really provide that in my opinion.
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    JoaquinJoaquin Full Member

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    I've said this before, he just completely unbalances our midfield no matter what combination he has with him. Got to start BFS next week in the return leg.
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    keener Full Member

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    Agree, agree, agree, I can pass it back to the guy that passed it to me and then jog around. He should be used for 1 or 2 very specific things, mainly to throw the ball forward or to win headers from a team that plays super direct against us. Anything else and he's at the bottom of a long list of players on our squad.

    His strike where Juan was called off was quite nice though. Not sure if the goalie quit on it but he one timed it hard and low in the corner.
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    devilish Drivelish

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    He isn't lazy. He just lack talent and mobility. Also he's not a DM.
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    TheSweeper Banned

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    I hope he is only getting games over blind in midfield because we have to cover LB for underperforming players.

    I don't care what anybody says but blind in midfield should be higher in the pecking order than Fellaini.
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    dirkey Full Member

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    I did find it funny yesterday, a number of us complained about his half-time performance, and got a few of the usual "Being scapegoated again" rubbish comments back. Didn't hear too many of them the second the team came out for the 2nd half and it became apparent that the manager saw it exactly the same way as the rest of us. The improvement in the second half performance was quite notable too.

    But hey, I guess we were only scapegoating him by mentioning that he performed badly.
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    Kag Full Member

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    He's a very lazy player. He's often praised for his effort but I actually think his work rate is par for the course and that his general drive to get on the ball and be a player for us is lacking.

    This United side doesn't need whatever it is that Fellaini is supposed to be offering. We need to get rid this summer and move on without him.
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    Red Dreams Full Member

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    Looks like Mourinho is renewing his contract for another season.
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    pseudo_canadian Full Member

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    What in god's name do managers see in him?

    He was awful last night.
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    Loublaze ATLien

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    Wasn't that like the third time he's been subbed at halftime this season? I don't get it. Mourinho saw him as a starting player earlier in the season and got fooled by his first 3 games where he performed out of his skin (by his standards) but it became clear very quickly that he wasn't going to work in a midfield two with Pogba. I've been ok with him being a bit part player since, but everytime he gets a chance to start games its the same result. Surely Mourinho sees this. It should be curtains for him soon
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    NoPace Full Member

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    I'd rather see Rojo or Young at LB and Blind at DM than Fellaini start.
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    His style of play against St. Etienne was like pressing spacebar on FIFA2000 and thus making nothing but one-two passes.