Manchester United fans were pleased with Marouane Fellaini‘s performance against Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Belgian has often been unfairly criticised at Old Trafford this season and was even booed by a section of Man United fans earlier in the campaign due to his poor performances, but he’s come back in recent weeks in fine form.
It’s great to see him back in the good books with fans as his return to the first-team has proven he has what it takes to get the ball forward, link up play, control the ball and even score goals, as he found the opening goal of the game following a brilliant cross in from the flank from Ashley Young.
Here’s what fans on social media had to say about his performance.
Credit where it's due…lovely cross from Young and Fellaini does what was needed. He's pulled away at the back post and put it away.
— Doc (@Doc_Joshi) March 19, 2017
A deep Young cross to Fellaini. Welcome back, spring 2015.
— Cal Gildart (@calgildart) March 19, 2017
Fellaini having a great purple patch! 1-0. Brilliant cross from Young. Only one player to aim for and picks him out perfectly.
— United Peoples TV (@UnitedPeoplesTV) March 19, 2017
Fellaini knocking out his critics like: pic.twitter.com/UCk8xJjfIf
— Jack (@YorkshireJirkby) March 19, 2017
Fellaini has been blameless in recent games.
— Dubem (@dubem_ik) March 19, 2017
Wonderful goal Marouane Fellaini Excellent You 👏👏😍
— Ahmed.MUFC (@ahmed_5111) March 19, 2017
Under Louis van Gaal, Fellaini was a player most fans would have loved to see leave club, but under Mourinho, he’s proven he has more to offer as he provides the Portuguese boss with a unique aspect that not many players can offer.
He’s able to play in a range in different positions and has proven against Middlesbrough that it was the right decision to keep him involved in the action.