So the manager has clarified today that Fellaini will play more as a striker this season. In my book that’s a very, very good thing. I’ve already waxed lyrical on the qualities I believe he brings to the team, but to be honest it just makes sense. He’s a proven player in the final third. There aren’t many center halves who can handle him ask Kompany and Mangala. And as for the criticism on Twitter about how he turns United into a one dimensional pub team hoofing it forward in the hope of knock downs, that is utter bollocks. You get players wide or players who can directly attack in the final third and he will battle, pick up the bits, provide an assist or score. All of this “where is the swashbuckling team of old?” lament is utter tripe. Get real people. Once Ronaldo left United became a much more pedestrian and one paced team.
The last title was won on Van Persie’s goal scoring brilliance and some very, very dour performances. If you can’t sign Bale, Muller, or Reus, what are you supposed to do?
Let’s see what happens in Brugges tomorrow night. Then also let’s see what happens once the team is definitely in the next round of the Champions League. There are 5 and half days in the transfer window after Wednesday night.