With Fellaini I always have the feeling that he was not loved by the general Red people,’ said Mourinho. ‘But if he plays like he’s playing now, they have to love him because he’s being so important for us.’
Not surprised by Fellaini's resurgence under Mourinho. Well, it's too early to make proper judgments, but I was sure that Mourinho somehow would know how to use him. Fellaini is an engine, a tireless runner who will harass the opposition and bully them till the final whistle. He is not everyone's cup of tea, and rightly so, but in the right system and in the right role he can truly bring something to the side.
You can dislike him for being a bully, or giant tree, but you can't blame him for being misused under Moyes or LVG. Quite frankly, I think it would have been best for him to leave if LVG has stayed. But with Mourinho in, who likes aggressive, almost oppressive football, I think Fellaini hasn't said his last word.
unfortunately awful again yesterday. I can't remember a single pass that was without fault. If it reached a red shirt it was at least bad timed.
At his best he may not harm us but in most cases he is just holding us back.
There might be rare occasions where he can help us and he did show that once or twice a season but he doesn't deserve a squad place for that. IF (big IF) we play Champpions League again, this guy is completely lost. Ever against mobile players he looks like a headless chicken and this was only Sunderland...
Here's why I've been so anti from day one. You can't go from Roy Keane, Paul Scholes to Marouane Fellaini and expect to win titles. The End.
For me, the signing of Fellaini marks the big fat line in the sand for substandard players. I don't care about he's a valuable 'tool' in your 'squad arsenal' argument - he's shit and no amount of lipstick will disguise it.
Lovely, laid back guy by all accounts, just not good enough for here.
Again at fault for the goal, he needs to pick up a central defensive midfielder going forward! But I blame Mourinho agin for this draw, with this negative minded substitution we stopped going forward, gave a game out of our hands which we had under full control. I am fed up of us only defending a one goal lead for the last 30 or 20 minutes.