Man Utd must use Fellaini properly – Belgium coach

Date published: Monday 28th March 2016 9:33

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Manchester United are not getting the best out of Marouane Fellaini because they are not using him correctly, Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has suggested.

Fellaini’s¬†performances have come under heavy criticism from United supporters this season, but Wilmots believes he has been hamstrung by¬†Louis van Gaal’s preferred 4-2-3-1 formation.

Fellaini himself has previously said he sees himself as a defensive midfielder, but Wilmots says the 28-year-old is better without a partner in the deep role. Wilmots believes the former Everton man’s best position, however, is as a box-to-box midfielder.

“I know him by heart,” Wilmots told The Times. “In my eyes, he is a box-to-box [midfielder]. He could also play as No. 6 by himself, but not with a partner.

“He has the ability to play on the offensive too, as Everton used him. He is the best goal scorer I have. He is a very good player with a unique profile, but he is a player who must be used taking his qualities into account.”

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