Ian Wright: Marouane Fellaini isn’t Manchester United quality

by Tanveer Arayan

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright believes Marouane Fellaini is not of Manchester United quality.

Fellaini has been disappointing in a central midfield role as of late and he has only started seven Premier League games this term.

He played a crucial role in Wayne Rooney’s late winner against Liverpool last time out but Fellaini was otherwise ineffectual in the middle of the park. Wright believes Fellaini is not up to the standard that Man United supporters have come to expect.

“You can see that there is a certain quality and standard that have come through Man United,” Wright said.

“You look at Fellaini, as much as he did get the decisive header that set up Rooney on Sunday, the way he is and the way he plays, he doesn’t feel like he proves his point that he is a Man United player, he isn’t doing enough where you can see the Man United traits in him. You can see it in Anthony Martial and Ander Herrera.”

Fellaini has his uses – his physicality is a good tool for when United are playing particularly badly – but there hasn’t been too many other instances when the Belgian has brought a game changing impact to the side this season.

Instead, United often lump it forward when Fellaini is playing up top. And for a tall player, he isn’t actually that dangerous in the air. If United are to get back to playing expansive, attacking football, it’s hard to see where Fellaini fits in.

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