Apparently, David Moyes thought he was signing a No.8 of the Frank Lampard mould when he splashed out £27million on Marouane Fellaini last summer.
Which makes absolutely no sense at all, because at former club Everton the now-job-seeking Scotsman used the Belgian lankster as an anchor man and a supporting striker, but never in a box-to-box, goal-scoring capacity.
The 26 year-old has failed to fulfil that role for United, with zero goals in his debut season at Old Trafford. The torrid campaign also highlighted, to no great surprise, that the 6 foot 4 midfielder is terrible on the ball:
In a nutshell, he’s not the technically-gifted, mobile midfielder United’s engine room has been calling out for for the last few years, and resultantly, rumours are already rife that Fellaini will be offloaded this summer:
The Daily Express believe the Red Devils will sell for around £15million, and Fiorentina have emerged as the Belgium international’s likeliest suitors: