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MoneyMay

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Disappointed at the reception he received from some of our fans tonight. Fair enough if he reminds fans of the Moyes era, but it doesn't take much to support the players on the field. He put in a good performance against Valencia. Will that performance be enough for LvG to utilise him this season? I still think he can do a good job in midfield for us.
 

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28 goals and 13 assists for us next season confirmed (only if we boo him every game though)
 

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Had a lively 15 minutes I think. Put in some good tackles and put in a good physical performance and didn't look as slow as he did. If the best offers we are getting are loan deals for 50% of his wages then we should be keeping him. Gets a lot of stick but he is a decent player.
 

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If he is still with us, he has to be a lot more strong willed than he has shown in the past. Cameo performances like tonight helps but his personality currently (based on Moyes comments) doesn't fit well at Old Trafford which can be unforgiving place.
 

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He deserves another chance, last season could just be horrible mismanagement from Moyes (like with nearly every other player) so it'll be interesting to see how he'll do under great manager like Van Gaal.
 

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You throw him on when Shinji and Mata can't break down a team where 11 men are sat behind the ball. He'll cause havoc in the box for you. If I had one sub to use in the 99 CL final 90th min and it was between all our No. 10s, Fellaini would get chosen every time and i'd lump the ball up toward him for fun.
 

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As I've said in the previous thread he's a far better player than he's given credit for on the cafe. Is he a world class elite CM? No. But he's better than Cleverley, at least as good as a post injury Fletcher and maybe even as good or better than an aging injury prone Carrick.
 

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As I've said in the previous thread he's a far better player than he's given credit for on the cafe. Is he a world class elite CM? No. But he's better than Cleverley, at least as good as a post injury Fletcher and maybe even as good or better than an aging injury prone Carrick.
So he's not very good then?
 

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Not his biggest fan but he did well when he came on and showed if you get the right service into him he will score goals, was much better than Cleverley tonight and his all round game was better than it ever was last season.
 

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He can give more than Cleverley or Anderson, but he will pay for being a Moyes' man
 

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Louie may know how to play him and I wouldn't be surprised because everyone looks better under the new management.

So little time but the Belgian lad delivered in new system... it raise even more questions.
 

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Hope he's sold.

Does not suit the system currently, does not offer much to the team either. We already have two wishy washy midfielders in Cleverley and Fletcher.
 

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So he's not very good then?
Maybe not but it's still highly likely he's our 2nd best CM when fit. And given that we don't know how Herrera will adapt to the PL he could make a run at being our best. Sure it might be damning him with faint praise but I'm not going to just discard him like many fan seem to want, not unless I'm replacing him with Vidal or someone of that ilke.
 

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We paid too much for him, but some people act as if you need a squad full of world class players. I don't think he's the problem. I think the problem is we've not added enough quality to the midfield (in addition to Fellaini) for a long time (Herrera aside). Crazy as it is, but we're too loyal. We stopped looking to improve but you had people judging him when he was injured. Idiots. I think he got lucky with the goal but maybe the ref gave him a break. We've got more important shit to do then moan about Fellaini.
 

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Maybe not but it's still highly likely he's our 2nd best CM when fit. And given that we don't know how Herrera will adapt to the PL he could make a run at being our best. Sure it might be damning him with faint praise but I'm not going to just discard him like many fan seem to want, not unless I'm replacing him with Vidal or someone of that ilke.
I mean, there's a huge gap between Fellaini and Vidal. It doesn't have to be one or the other.

Its like Blackett and Varane.

He was fine today, a bit slow moving the ball but he found a teammate. The goal was just terrible defending
 

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I'd like to see Van Gaal give him a chance. Nobody should be written off after just one season, especially when that one season was coached by a manager who didn't really have an idea where to begin. If Fellaini can follow instruction and keep it simple, then I think he can be useful. He's got a great touch in tight areas, and the physical presence to retain the ball when pressured, which we are generally shit at. His passing is decent, though not brilliant, but probably better than Cleverley's.

If we don't sign Vidal, or a good quality DM, then perhaps Herrera and Fellaini could be a decent pairing, so long as Fellaini keeps his head screwed on, and doesn't go bombing down the wings like he often did last season.
 

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If he plays like that every time he comes off the bench we're in for a treat, was very, very good tonight despite the crowd :lol:
 

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Amigos, no one is going to pick up his 120/week wage and he's not going to agree to a massive haircut -- at least now a haircut of the monetary kind.

Get used to seeing Fellaini brought on late in matches when we need a goal. You stick him on the pk spot and he can do some damage.
 

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I mean, there's a huge gap between Fellaini and Vidal. It doesn't have to be one or the other.

Its like Blackett and Varane.

He was fine today, a bit slow moving the ball but he found a teammate. The goal was just terrible defending
True, I didn't mean to imply otherwise. I just meant that I'm not going to throw away our 2nd best CM, as many fans seem to want, unless we replace him with an elite CM.
 

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True, I didn't mean to imply otherwise. I just meant that I'm not going to throw away our 2nd best CM, as many fans seem to want, unless we replace him with an elite CM.
But an elite CM ala Vidal or whoever isnt needed to fit into our play better than Fellaini. Someone like Blind has better close control and passing range and would do the job at a Carrick level. He wouldn't set the world alight but he'd make a difference and set the stage for our talented players better than Fellaini does.

In fact that type of player would fit in better than Vidal would
 

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But an elite CM ala Vidal or whoever isnt needed to fit into our play better than Fellaini. Someone like Blind has better close control and passing range and would do the job at a Carrick level. He wouldn't set the world alight but he'd make a difference and set the stage for our talented players better than Fellaini does.

In fact that type of player would fit in better than Vidal would
To me replacing Fellaini with a player of Blind's level is a pointless move so I guess we'll have to agree to disagree.
 

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fecking get in Maruane. Still don't like him as a player but if he brings the goods like he did today than fair play. Either it will help us in our success or he'll get a better price going to another team.
 

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He's just a tall Cleverley/Fletcher. He's probably on more money too. Unfortunately for him he's also Moyes' man.
 

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I can hear the full engines reverse from the nutters who were trying to convince everyone he was barely a footballer. Absolutely appalling reception and I am glad he had the last laugh. Hopefully that will garner him a bit of credit with the fans if he stays on. He is definitely not as bad as some people are desperate for him to be.
 

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best cameo ever! Valencia were all over us until he came on and he bought a bit of presence back to midfield with a couple of decent tackles and passing was not too bad either

was brilliant that he got the goal given the ironic cheers from the crowd - will probably just perpetuate the myth that he is only useful as a targetman though - the reality is he came on in midfield and did well, albeit only for 15 mins.
 

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Thought he played well today. Won the ball back a few times, his passing and touch was decent and the goal was a nice bonus.

If we sign another midfielder I think he is most likely to leave.
 

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To me replacing Fellaini with a player of Blind's level is a pointless move so I guess we'll have to agree to disagree.
Its clearly not pointless if it makes the team play better.

A football match isnt won by someone listing all the players and determining what "level" they are. Its won by a team playing better than the opposition team and scoring more goals to show for it. Blind and other players who pass the ball around quickly help you achieve that.
 

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Amigos, no one is going to pick up his 120/week wage and he's not going to agree to a massive haircut -- at least now a haircut of the monetary kind.

Get used to seeing Fellaini brought on late in matches when we need a goal. You stick him on the pk spot and he can do some damage.
£120k? Oh I thought it was £230k a week, strange.
 

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Maybe not but it's still highly likely he's our 2nd best CM when fit. And given that we don't know how Herrera will adapt to the PL he could make a run at being our best. Sure it might be damning him with faint praise but I'm not going to just discard him like many fan seem to want, not unless I'm replacing him with Vidal or someone of that ilke.
When everyone is fit he's at the very best our 4th best midfielder but it's a close run thing between him and Cleverley. Cleverley played a large portion of a title winning season in a midfield two alongside Carrick. If
We're going to harp on about what Fellaini achieved at Everton, then let's not forget what Cleverley achieved here.
 
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