Having struggled in his debut season at Old Trafford, the future of Marouane Fellaini at Manchester United has come under heavy scrutiny in the past few weeks. Recent reports had suggested that Louis van Gaal was prepared to cut his losses on the 26 year old, although nothing official had been confirmed on the matter either way. The midfielder made just twelve starts in the Premier League last season.
Despite this troublesome domestic form, Fellaini featured heavily in Belgium’s World Cup campaign. The 26 year old notched an impressive equaliser against Algeria but otherwise struggled to convince out in Brazil.
With the midfielder’s form the subject of much speculation, United fans have taken to Twitter to debate the Belgian’s future. For many, the Red Devils should simply cut their losses on the £27.5 million man, although they fear that it could be difficult to attract a potential buyer.
Can we leave Fellaini out in Brazil? The further away from Manchester, the better.
— ProudRed (@ProudRed85) July 5, 2014
If United start next season with Fellaini and Carrick, It means we have not bought enough players, it could also mean we’re doomed #MUFC
— Andy Hearn (@AndyHearn09) July 5, 2014
Hope Fellaini gets lost on his journey back to United.
— Garry MUFC (@Garry_TeamLH44) July 5, 2014
Cute how Fellaini is posing in the new united kit and he wont be wearing one next season
— Ciro Immobile (@Stuey_95) July 7, 2014
Bloody Hell…we’re not gonna be able flog Fellaini for a bag of Hula Hoops and Wagon Wheel after this #United
— Brendan Coyle (@brendancoyle99) July 1, 2014
However, other United fans believe that the 26 year old should be given another season at Old Trafford to prove himself.
On a serious note, I think Fellaini offers a Plan B for United. I say keep him for another season and see how he influences matches.
— Abhishek Sanyal (@abhi5hek_0512) July 3, 2014
Fellaini was a victim of the Moyes effect! I’d say keep him but I don’t run things at United!
— Dominic Arcard (@DomiBeats) July 2, 2014
I think United should keep Fellaini.
— Akinbayo Atere (@akingbayo) July 3, 2014
We need to keep Fellaini for one more season at least #MUFC
— StretfordEnder (@ManchesterStret) July 4, 2014
I’d like us to keep Fellaini. He’s shown he’s a good player and van Gaal could get the best out of him. Sorry not sorry.
— Jake. (@ColombianBalIer) July 2, 2014
In any case, it remains to be seen whether Fellaini features in van Gaal’s plans for next season.