Matic Names The Player Who’s Underappreciated At Old Trafford

Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring their second goal with Matteo Darmian.

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Marouane Fellaini is a figure at Old Trafford who has received his fair share of criticism from both the management and the fans, but the Belgian seems to be on a highway to success this season under Jose Mourinho.

Fellaini, who was brought in from Everton by former United boss David Moyes for £27.5 million in 2013, has established himself as one of the club’s most important players in recent times, after being initially regarded as a major flop.

The midfielder was instrumental in the Red Devils’ 4-0 victory at Old Trafford over Crystal Palace last Saturday, in which he scored twice. And according to ESPNthe 29-year-old’s midfield sidekick, Nemanja Matic, already believes that ‘he is a great player’.

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The summer signing from Chelsea has been one of the first names on Mourinho’s team-sheet this campaign, and his partnership with Fellaini, after Pogba’s injury-forced lay-off, has proven to be extremely effective in the Red Devils’ midfield.

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The Serbian star has claimed that he believes Fellaini is highly underappreciated, by stating: “He is a great player. If you see how he works every day in the training sessions, the games he played didn’t surprise me — that he played well, that he scored goals.

“He doesn’t have the credit that he deserves. I don’t know why. But I really enjoy playing with him, and I am sure that we will continue like this. It’s nice to have him in the team because he can defend, on long balls he is strong and he’s always dangerous in attack. I am sure that he will show all his quality this season.”

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Written by Sidharth Jindal  

Sports fanatic with a passion for writing (predominantly football) and “Wants to live life to its fullest.” Writes about the Premier League on his personal blog.


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