Manchester United may have forked out £28mililion for Marouane Fellaini less than a year ago, but the Belgium international just doesn’t make sense at Old Trafford without David Moyes.
In fact, he didn’t make much sense whilst the axed Scot was still at the helm, lacking the vision, intelligence and technique on the ball to be considered an adequate option next to Michael Carrick in midfield.
Admittedly, measuring in at 6 foot 5 and famed for his netting prowess at former club Everton, the likes of Louis van Gaal and Diego Simeone could certainly find one or two uses for the rather unique-in-style ex-Toffee.
But this season has proved that he can’t play in central midfield, and with Wayne Rooney or Juan Mata to choose from, it’s unlikely Fellaini will return to the centre-forward role that brought him and Moyes such success at Goodison Park.
Seemingly alien to the United philosophy and his signing adding to the narrative that David Moyes had ‘Evertonised’ the Carrington club, an abrupt departure this summer could be what’s best for both Fellaini and the Premier League champions.
Still highly-rated from his Toffees days however, despite the Belgian afro-bearer’s torrid inaugural campaign at Old Trafford, Fellaini’s departure could bring in a higher fee than initially expected.