Fellaini lambasts Man Utd ‘sacking culture’, criticises one aspect of players

Date published: Friday 11th October 2019 4:38 - Jonny Whitfield

Former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has criticised the club’s recent turnaround of managers, saying that David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho all needed more time in the Old Trafford dugout.

United have failed to hit the heights of Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign since the Scotsman left in 2013, with Moyes, Van Gaal and Mourinho all being sacked and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer facing mounting pressure following a poor start to the season.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Fellaini – who left the Red Devils for Chinese side Shandong Luneng Taishan in January – also said he was unsure about Solskjaer’s fate at the club.

“They brought in [David] Moyes, they didn’t give him time. They brought in [Louis] Van Gaal, they gave him two years and we started to do some things, he won the cup, but after that they sacked the manager because they want to win quickly,” Fellaini said.

“For me the club were too quick to sack Jose [Mourinho] because a manager like that comes and he needs a lot of players to do his own philosophy. He wanted to build his team but after two years and a half they decided to sack him because the results were not there.



“That’s the problem, they have to find a solution together. A manager like Van Gaal, tactically is very strong and a lot of experience and they sacked him. They brought in one of the best managers in the world in Jose Mourinho, he wanted to build a team and they sacked him.

“It’s not easy to build a team in that time, you need more than two years. I don’t know what they will do with Ole. Mourinho, for the first season, he did amazingly, he improved the team, won things.

“Okay the second season, was a bit more difficult, but he tried and did his best to help the team.”

Fellaini also criticised players’ social media use after matches, saying: You see some players go straight into the dressing room after games and go straight onto social media, it’s wrong,” he said.

Meanwhile, ex-United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar – currently in an executive role with Ajax – has said he would be interested in returning to Old Trafford if the opportunity arose.


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