Manchester United fans were delighted with Marouane Fellaini‘s performance in the Europa League Round of 16 clash against FC Rostov.
Jose Mourinho included the Belgian in the starting line-up at the Olimp-2 stadium and he made a positive impact, playing a large role in Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s opening goal of the game in the first-half.
He was able to control the ball on his chest on the left-side and bring it down to play Zlatan Ibrahimovic forward and Man United fans on social media were full of praise for his performance on Thursday night.
This game was made for Marouane Fellaini. He is so good at creating chances from scrappy play. Doing really well balancing the midfield.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) March 9, 2017
Fellaini showing why he was picked for goal. Did really well to brush off Kalachev, chest ball down and nice pass for Ibra who tees up Mkhit
— James Ducker (@TelegraphDucker) March 9, 2017
Superb from Fellaini. Mark of a good player they can score while struggling to perform. Mkhitaryan so vital. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) March 9, 2017
Fellaini has Velcro on his chest.
— Gaz Drinkwater (@Radio_Gaz) March 9, 2017
Nice to see fellaini getting some credit for a change on here #mufc
— Kev. (@kstandkev) March 9, 2017
Fellaini has often been very unfairly criticised at Old Trafford, but he’s turned his career around underneath Jose Mourinho even though he hasn’t played as big a role since the start of the season where he was deployed alongside Paul Pogba in midfield.
He’s recently spoken out about his career at the club, ruling out a move to China in the summer transfer window, claiming he’ll never forget how Mourinho fought for him and protected him.
The Belgian is a brilliant player to have at United as he offers something completely different and Mourinho will be delighted to have his skill set at his disposal.