Louis van Gaal: Marouane Fellaini gives Manchester United ‘a lot of qualities’

by Tanveer Arayan

Louis van Gaal has insisted that Marouane Fellaini offers his Manchester United side “a lot of qualities” ahead of the Europa League clash against Liverpool on Thursday.

Fellaini has come in for criticism from Man United supporters recently as the side often resort to long-ball tactics with him in the starting XI.

However, van Gaal believes the Belgian has been making a positive impact on games this term.

“I cannot say if Fellaini plays tomorrow because then I give away part of my line-up and I don’t want to do that but Fellaini has his way of playing and he can give us a lot of qualities and has contributed in a lot of games in a very good way,” van Gaal said.

United, under Sir Alex Ferguson, built a reputation of playing in a certain way.

Fast wingers and exciting forward play characterised what was a daunting style of play for opponents to face and it won United a number of trophies.

The frustration for United fans is that Fellaini typifies what their side have become: slow, laborious and too calculated in their approach. All supporters are asking for is to get off their seats and Fellaini rarely provides those moments in games.

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