Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini joins up with Belgium squad ahead of Euro qualifiers

by Tanveer Arayan

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini has joined up with the Belgian national side ahead of their games against Andorra and Israel.

The 27-year-old missed the start of the campaign due to suspension but he has featured under Louis van Gaal in recent weeks and came off the bench in the 3-0 loss to Arsenal at the weekend.

Fellaini will relish the opportunity to play with Belgium as he continues to find his groove and some of his best performances in 2015 have actually come with his national side.

He joined Zenit St. Petersburg’s Alex Witsel and Tottenham Hotspur’s Nacer Chadli at Belgium’s base ahead of the European Championship qualifiers:

Fellaini has very much been a plan B for van Gaal when things aren’t going United’s way which means he hasn’t played all too often.

When he does, it often means that the team lumps the ball up to him in the hope that he can bring it down and bring others into play. It is a laborious tactic in the view of some supporters but it has proved useful on occasion, such as in the game against Club Brugge earlier this term.

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