Pundit explains why Fellaini was never right for Man Utd

Date published: Thursday 31st January 2019 2:10 - Robert McCarthy

Former Liverpool and England midfielder Jamie Redknapp has explained why he “never felt” Marouane Fellaini was right for Manchester United.

Fellaini is expected to make a move to Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng after United club agreed a deal for his exit following more than five years at Old Trafford.

The deal does not exactly surprise Redknapp, who feels that United are now looking to go in a different direction after Jose Mourinho’s sacking in December.

He told Sky Sports: “I’m not surprised actually.

“I think with the way they’re trying to play right now, he was a player who you’d bring on to try and make an impact at times under Jose Mourinho.

“He never really, in my eyes, fitted the bill of a Man United player.

“Obviously talented, plays for Belgium, has had a really good career. But if you’re looking at how United play, trying to play through midfield, it didn’t suit him.

“But 10-15 minutes to go you’d bring him on, he did it countless times didn’t he.

“He’s such a focal point to the team, he’s great in the air.

“But I never felt he was the right fit as a Manchester United player in my opinion.”


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