Manchester United were far from their best at home against Zorya. Nevertheless, Mourinho’s boys huffed and puffed to victory in the backdrop of a fairly pedestrian performance. Here is what we learned from Manchester United’s win over Zorya.
1) Fellaini misfires again
For the fourth season and third manager running, Marouane Fellaini has been able to ingratiate himself into the manager’s good books. While, some fans make ridiculous claims of black magic, the truth is far more objective.
It is easy to see why Fellaini could be an asset in midfield. With a big hulking frame, he poses a roadblock in the centre of the park. Add to that his aerial capabilities at both ends of the field.
However, when Fellaini is forced to play in a two man midfield, he becomes a liability for his team. As has been apparent for some time, there are too many gaps left uncovered.
Add to that, the numerous mispasses and fumbles. Whatever, Fellaini’s qualities may be, he is certainly not a playmaker.