Manchester United fans react to Marouane Fellaini’s brace vs Crystal Palace

Manchester United fans react to Marouane Fellaini’s brace vs Crystal Palace

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini wasn’t expected to make a start after his knock but fans will be happier than ever after the Belgian put in one of his best displays in the famous red shirt.

Jose Mourinho was very clear in his hopeful wish that Fellaini would start the game and the player was happy to repay his manager’s faith with a brace to his name.

United’s midfield were suddenly short of players with Pogba, Carrick, Fellaini all reportedly injured leaving just Herrera and Matic available for selection.

Marouane however, recovered in time to prove just why he’s so valued by Jose. The midfielder was heavily criticised by fans, even getting booed at times but has slowly won the Old Trafford crowd over.

His competition, Herrera, won United fans over instantly with his deep passion and respect for the club but it appears Fellaini may slowly become the new fan favourite.

The Spanish midfielder has less clumsy body language than the brutish Fellaini but it’s exactly that which Mourinho loves so much of the former Everton man.

Capable as a ball-winner and as a destroyer on the other end of the field, the Manchester United manager has avoided the mistake his predecessors made in trying to turn Marouane into a holding midfielder.

However, fans may need to hold off on all the love as the likelihood is that Pogba will partner Matic once more once he returns from injury.

Until then, Fellaini can continue to enjoy his good form and hope that it will result in him joining the Belgium team in Russia for the 2018 World Cup.

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