Newly appointed Sunderland manager David Moyes is targeting Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini yet again, according to reports in England.
David Moyes was officially announced as the new Sunderland boss last week. The 53-year-old replaced Sam Allardyce, who left the job to become the new manager of the England national team.
And now, in his first week in-charge at his new club, Moyes is already being linked with a few players – one of them being Marouane Fellaini.
The relationship between Moyes and Fellaini goes way back. The Scottish manager was the one who brought Fellaini to England back in September 2008, signing the midfield man from Standard Liège for an initial transfer fee of £15 million. The fee not only made Fellaini Everton’s record signing, but also the most expensive Belgian footballer (at the time).
The pair worked together at the Merseyside club for five years, following which Moyes left the Toffees to become the new manager of Manchester United. But Moyes brought Fellaini to the Old Trafford club along with him, signing the Belgium international for £27.5 million on the 2013 deadline day.
Their reunion at the Theatre of Dreams lasted for less than a year, as Moyes was sacked by the Red Devils after just 10 months.
But now, it looks likes the two might reunite yet again, as the former Red Devils’ boss is reportedly looking to bring Fellaini to the Stadium of Light.
The 28-year-old has failed to establish himself at the club, and is not a favourite amongst the United fans either. Moyes may therefore, offer him a way out, and turn him back into the force he once was, under the Scot’s management at Goodison Park.
It remains to be seen, however, whether Marouane is being included in the plans of the new United boss, Jose Mourinho. The player is currently enjoying his post-Euro holidays, and is yet to meet up and play under the Special One.