Former Liverpool defender and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has questioned David Moyes’ deadline day signing of Marouane Fellaini.
The Belgian midfielder was signed on the verge of the deadline on Monday and Carragher doesn’t believe the former Everton bulldozer was first choice in Manchester United’s thoughts.
Moyes saw numerous bids for other midfield targets turned down during the summer, with more creative type’s clearly first choice to partner Michael Carrick at the heart of the United side.
Carragher doesn’t see Fellaini as the sort of player United are looking for and fears the 25 year old will have to massively adapt his game to succeed at Old Trafford.
“I’m not sure about Manchester United’s signing of Marouane Fellaini,” Carragher wrote on Sky Sports.
“It looks like they have bought him to play in central midfield but his better games for Everton were when he was playing just off the frontman and used as a target – the first match of last season against Man United being a great example.
“I don’t think United will use him that way, though, and instead will put him next to Michael Carrick in the middle of the park, but if that was the position they wanted to fill, I am surprised they didn’t get a more Spanish-type midfielder.
“It certainly looks like they wanted one as they tried hard to get Cesc Fabregas and Thiago Alcantara and when they didn’t get them they went for Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao, and I feel that sort of player would be better suited to United’s exciting play than Fellaini.”
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