Marouane Fellaini – Football’s Pantomime Villain.
The big Belgian has become a sort of scapegoat in his time at Manchester United. His lumbering presence has become a by-word for a long-ball system and a lack of imagination in attack while there have been many occasions where fans have felt that he has been more hindrance than help on the pitch.
He is still perceived as representative of the disastrous David Moyes reign, with everything from his surprisingly high transfer fee to his less than graceful style a constant reminder of the depths to which United have fallen recently.
Unfortunately for Fellaini, he was partly at fault for Anderlecht’s equaliser in the 1-1 draw in the Europa League quarter-final last night. This was pointed out as at least the third time Fellaini seems to have cost United a result – intriguingly, the other two occasions were against his former club Everton. A tidal wave of criticism on social media followed with most of the opinion that he is simply not good enough for the club.
While a lot of criticism may be unjustified, the former Standard Liege midfielder certainly should not expect to be sung about from the terraces.
Check out the video compiling his 3 mistakes below: