Manchester United fans pleased with Marouane Fellaini performance

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United fans were pleased with Marouane Fellaini‘s performance in the 1-1 draw against Liverpool despite their side’s exit from the Europa League on Thursday.

Following a calamitous display last Sunday against West Ham, seeing the Belgian’s name on the teamsheet elicited an uproar from Man United fans – especially with Bastian Schweinsteiger now fully fit.

They were, however, pleasantly surprised by Fellaini’s gutsy performance:


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It was the nature of Fellaini’s performance – as opposed to its result – that was laudable. Indeed, playing in a side restricted by Louis van Gaal‘s system and plagued with confidence issues, the 28-year-old embodied a type of resilience and boisterousness that, on a night doomed from the start, was admirable.

United fans may bemoan the Belgian’s inability to boost his side’s attacking bravado, but the dynamic he offers – powerful, disruptive, and fuelled with rage – is important when it comes to contests like these.

If he had shown the same aggression in the first leg, the outcome might have been different for van Gaal’s side.

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