Fellaini, starting alongside Morgan Schneiderlin in midfield, made a minimal impact at Anfield in the first half as Liverpool got in behind time and time again.
Louis van Gaal moved Fellaini into an advanced position in the second period and, while he improved, he was still limited in what he could do against a very disciplined and inventive Liverpool side. Man United fans weren’t happy with the Belgian:
Just take off Fellaini @ManUtd
— Daniel Jeman James ???????? (@AzmanIbrahim_) March 10, 2016
Fellaini has been 5 yards closer to the ball than the opponent on so many occasions, but gets there 2nd. It's madness!
— Jurassic Mark ???????? (@MarkHoeppner) March 10, 2016
Fellaini needs to come off
— Malcolm (@Mally_93) March 10, 2016
Imagining starting Fellaini and imagine him still not being substituted after 70 minutes. #VanGaalThat
— Mary (@MarySheDevilUtd) March 10, 2016
Fellaini is a passenger here
— Daithi Curtin (@Daithi_Curtin) March 10, 2016
Fellaini looks lost
— MattAuker (@Matt_Auker) March 10, 2016
Fellaini wasn’t the only one who was disappointing for United, barely anyone could come away with any credit, save for an inspired David de Gea.
Liverpool had purpose and conviction and you can see the direction that Jurgen Klopp has them going.
United, on the other hand, have stagnated. How bad does it have to get before van Gaal is shown the door at Old Trafford?