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Raptori

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We'd be incredibly stupid to get rid of him if we can afford to have him on bench and he's alright with such role. He was giving headache to all sort of teams last season, this won't change in the upcoming season.
Thing is, we won't even have space for him on the bench 90% of the time.
 

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Thing is, we won't even have space for him on the bench 90% of the time.
Pretty sure we will given our injury record. Even if not, the bench should start with him and not with players who offer somewhat similiar playstyle to players who already are on the pitch.
 

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Don't mind keeping him as situational Weapon-X, but at the same time would rather the likes of Wilson, Januzaj and Pereira on the bench as more immediate subs truth be told. They might not have similar levels of impact right away and can't match his physical ability, but their individual development is imperative for the future of the club. We can't afford to keep them on the back-burner much longer.
 

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What do we make of his place in the squad now then, assuming Morgan Schneiderlin & Bastian Schweinsteiger are confirmed tomorrow?

I'd imagine the majority of games it'll be 3 from 4 of Bastian, Carrick, Morgan and Herrera. Blind will cover left back and the #6 position imo, with Fellaini being the 6th choice in midfield.

Any chance he moves up to playing as a forward?
For me it depends on how LVG wants to line the midfield up, and I imagine that will vary game to game.

Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin are both defensive midfield options more than anything, so if we persist with the same system we used last season (1 holding, 2 advanced CMs) then I could still see Fellaini getting plenty of gametime.

The fact that we have signed both of the above however, implies that we are going to move to more of a 4-2-3-1 with two holding mids. In that case, I imagine Fellaini will compete with Herrera for more of a #10 role. Personally, I would prefer we stuck with the system we used last season as I think it got the best out of both Fellaini and Herrera in midfield. Still, assuming we do switch to 4-2-3-1 then I imagine LVG will simply go with who is in better form for the attacking midfield role.

There is a possibility of Fellaini being moved around a bit, either as a second striker when required or even as DM cover, but we are pretty well stocked on DMs now.
 

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I think he's decent cover and a good option off the bench. In certain matches he could start, when opponents are weak at set pieces
 

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He's still get plenty of minutes. He's an injury to Ander and Morgan away from starting games regularly. Even then he's capable of playing well enough to keep one of them out of the team on merit. I'm not concerned.

That said, if we were to ever consider selling, we'd get a good fee for him now that is his stock has risen.
 

Bojan11

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His our plan B.

I wouldn't sell him as his performances near the end of last season were crucial.
 

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No point in selling him unless we get a good offer.

It's good that we've strengthened to the point where he'll be no more than a plan b though.
 

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I do find it pretty sad, although not surprising, that so many are instantly wanting rid of him the second we buy a midfielder, despite him being one of our better outfield players last season.
 

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We won't and shouldn't sell him. He was so important last season and offers something that a lot of big teams lack - A big fecker with a great chest(He's feet are pretty good as well)
 

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I do find it pretty sad, although not surprising, that so many are instantly wanting rid of him the second we buy a midfielder, despite him being one of our better outfield players last season.
Hopefully he makes first team selection a difficult process for LVG.
 

Walrus

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Hopefully he makes first team selection a difficult process for LVG.
Hopefully. To be honest I am not 100% sold on either Fellaini or Herrera as the #10 in an effective 4-2-3-1 (ie in front of two holding midfielders). I think both operated best as advanced #8's like we played last season. All I would ask (and what I fully expect) from LVG is to simply play players according to their form.
 

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That red card is looking worse and worse in hindsight.

If thing click while he's out he'll really struggle to get back in. At least if he were available for selection he could have made a difficult choice for the manager.
 

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I do find it pretty sad, although not surprising, that so many are instantly wanting rid of him the second we buy a midfielder, despite him being one of our better outfield players last season.
Are you just pretending to read things you want to read? Lots of praise in here.
 

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This will be another great season for him if he stays. We can mix it up with playing him upfront sometimes or in midfield when we're a big short on players. Last season, he was brilliant and showed his quality.

If he doesn't mind not being a starter, I'd definitely keep him. Really hope he gets to win a trophy with us!
 

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If we play with number 10 this season, he'll be competing with Mata. He's a perfect plan B to throw on.
 

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I don't see where he fits in this team. I mean he's a decent option to bring off the bench but he's got 2 or 3 players ahead of him in every single position we could play him in. He's not as much a plan B as he is a plan C or D.

DM: Schweinsteiger, Schneiderlin, Carrick, Blind
CM: Schweinsteiger, Schneiderlin, Herrera, Di Maria
AM: Mata, Rooney, Herrera, Di Maria
 

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One thing I can be sure of is between Fellaini, Sweinsteiger, and Schnerderlin ..... NO ONE is going to try out thugging us in the midfield. That last year when Jojo was just stepping on Herreras and Rooney's legs ..... those days are done. People like that will get their asses handed to them.
 

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I would definitely like to keep him. Just like young he helped us when we were down and saved us some valuable points. Offers a different dynamic that is hard to combat.
 

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If he is OK with it, I think he can be our new super-sub. Depending on the situation he can come on as a no.10 or even a striker ro cause havoc amongst defender to free our attacking players. Should not be sold.
 

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I would definitely keep him as a squad option unless a very good, highly unlikely, offer comes in. We paid a hell of a lot for him and there's no point taking a massive hit. It's also worth noting that he was very good last season when he played, for the best part anyway. That particular brand of football wasn't pretty at times but it got results and it's a good option to have.
 

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Just saw something that Stoke are interested and he's open to a move. They would pay £15M but of course, it could be some weapon spreading rumours. Dunno for sure...
£15M added to the Muller fund, sounds good to me
 

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Keep him. He's proven his worth and that he can handle whatever it is LVG's throwing at them. A great Plan B against many opponents and should even be a starter against certain others.
 

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Don't think he will be sold, not this season anyway but he will fall down the pecking order. Last season LVG was just working with what he had but now he is building the team he wants and I don't think fellaini will be part of his starting eleven which isn't really surprising.
 

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Think he will continue to surprise hope he stays well worth a place in the squad and a very good player regardless what anyone says preformed admirably last season.
 
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