Marouane Fellaini has revealed that he would be happy to become a centre back for Manchester United in the future if David Moyes wanted him to.
The 25-year-old immediately stated in his first press conference that defensive midfield was his preferred position but speaking to FourFourTwo, he admitted that he had played as a centre back earlier in his career and would have no problem doing the same at United.
“As a young player I played up front, on the wing, in midfield and when I started in the reserves at Standard Liege I played centre back,” he said.
“During the last few years with David Moyes I played further forward and I scored some important goals, which is why he kept me there and I liked it because I was young and learning.
“But centre back was a good position for me because I am tall and good in the air, but I can also pass the ball.
“Maybe it’s a position for me in the future.”
There is no need for Fellaini to ever play as a centre back at United unless there is an injury crisis. Even after the retirement of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand we will have three world class centre backs in Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.
Versatility is always a trait looked upon highly at Old Trafford but Fellaini should concentrate on making himself the best possible midfielder that he can be rather than considering other options further down the line.
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