Marouane Fellaini was David Moyes’ sole signing of the summer transfer window in which the Scot took the reigns at Manchester United. The lanky Belgian arrived at Old Trafford and reunited with the former Everton boss in the process. However, the midfielder was not a universally popular acquisition.
Despite having spent the majority of his career with the Red Devils to date as a bench option, the 30-year-old has regularly proved himself to be an extremely effective option when called upon. Current occupant of the Old Trafford dugout, Jose Mourinho, has regularly called upon the Belgium international to help turn the tide of a game.
However, Fellaini’s presence in the United squad is indicative of the decline that the club has suffered since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure. For a club battling to get back into Premier League title and Champions League final contention, they should not be so reliant upon the physical, route one option that Fellaini offers.
What do you think, United fans? Was Fellaini a great, savvy buy or do you consider him as big a flop at Old Trafford as the man who bought him was?