Marouane Fellaini transfer news: Marouane Fellaini has had limited game time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Manchester United have been in solid form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The side registered its fifth successive league victory when they edged past Tottenham at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
Solskjaer has brought back the attacking style of football at Old Trafford, which is evident from the fact that Manchester United have scored 17 goals in 6 games – roughly three goals per game.
The side is sixth in the Premier League table but is level on points with fifth-placed Arsenal. Manchester United have also reduced the points-gap with Tottenham to seven, and with Chelsea to three points.
However, all is not well with one of the club’s midfielders Marouane Fellaini, who could be on his way out of Old Trafford this month.
Marouane Fellaini transfer news:
The Belgian midfielder joined Manchester United in 2013, and has been one of the mainstays in the club’s first-team squad.
However, his appearances for the club became limited after the arrival of Solskjaer. In the five league games under his charge, Fellaini has only been on the field for three minutes.
— utdreport (@utdreport) January 14, 2019
Scott McTominay and Marouane Fellaini could potentially leave the club this month. Take into consideration that 4+ players could also be sold in the summer. Looks like we’re finally getting that clearout, a busy summer ahead. #incomings
— Josh (@ManUnitedMedia) January 14, 2019
He has not been included in the match-day squad in the last two games against Newcastle and Tottenham.
And according to Sky Sports’ Jim White, the midfielder could be offloaded this month. In a radio show with TalkSport, White stated that Solskjaer is ‘unhappy’ with Fellaini’s attitude, and that his time in the club is becoming increasingly limited.
“It’s now become apparent Marouane Fellaini can go amid talk Solskjaer is unhappy with his attitude,” said White.
“It’s my understanding he could go in this window and so might Scott McTominay, but it’s clear that Fellaini, and specifically Fellaini, is on borrowed time.”
Biggest thing that made me happy yesterday was that Valencia & Fellaini were both 100% healthy yet didn’t make the 18. Would’ve definitely been in for Dalot & Pereira had Mourinho been manager.
— Ali. (@UtdAIii) January 14, 2019
How great was it to see United holding on to lead with Fellaini sat at home playing Fortnite with Ozil. For too long we’ve seen him lumbering on for the last 20 to slow the game down and park the bus. Well Ole’s at the wheel now
— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) January 14, 2019
Great goal Rashford. Long pass from Pogba, touch and finish. The kind of goal which shows why the likes of Lukaku and Fellaini will struggle under Solskjaer. All about pace and movement.
— Mark Ogden (@MarkOgden_) January 13, 2019
The Belgian footballer has been an important player under former manager Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho often turned to him when the side needed a goal in the second half. However, with the Portuguese manager’s departure, an attacking style of football has forced Fellaini to spend time on the sidelines.