Can Marouane Fellaini win the title for Manchester United?
Manchester United were labelled as transfer deadline day losers, although they did capture the signature of Marouane Fellaini who should bolster the Red Devils’ midfield department.
September 6th, 2013
Fellaini has arrived at Old Trafford for £27.5million and will hope to emulate last season’s excellent form in an Everton shirt for his new club, with United assistant manager Steve Round expecting big things from the Belgian.
“When David came here he looked at the squad and thought one of the players we needed to bring in was someone with those physical attributes in the middle of midfield who could give us strength and aggression in certain games and maybe allow one or two of the others to play,” Round told the Manchester Evening News. “That, coupled with his ability to score, made him feel Marouane would be a really good acquisition for United. When you get to work with him every day, you get to realise that technically he is excellent.
“He is a 10 to 15 goals a season man and that is good from midfield. He can play No4, sat in front of the defence, he can play an eight in the centre doing box-to-box and can play a No10 where he drops off the front man. That’s valuable when the range of games is so varied.
“His chest control is arguably one of the best in the world. You can bang the ball at him from anywhere and he will bring it down on his chest and bring others into play. His feet and his technique work are really good. He is aggressive and tackles. He also has great fitness stats. He will regularly do over 12k a game and he can run, goodness me he can run. He is a lot better footballer than he gets credit for and he has good passing ability.”