Marouane Fellaini Is Not The Player Manchester United Need

By Stowe Gregory
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Manchester United‘s bid for Everton‘s Marouane Fellaini is a strange one as he is not the right player for the club.

Fellaini isn’t the type of player United need in their squad. Yes, David Moyes requires another midfielder – that would be beneficial to their hopes this season. A bit more midfield firepower would come in very handy, but Fellaini for me is not that player. Fellaini would hold up United’s style right now which has a very fluid and creative balance to it. He would only offer United a different type of option, but I’m not sure that is necessarily required.

United fans may feel that because he has impressed at Everton he would be a great signing for United. But I don’t think he is a world class addition, and I personally believe someone like Shinji Kagawa is far better suited to play behind the striker than Fellaini may be. United’s passing in recent seasons has seriously improved to a much more possession based game, and I don’t see how Fellaini can fit into the system unless Moyes is eying him up as back up for the vast number of fixtures ahead.

Although United could do with a midfielder, why Fellaini? Why not go after a seriously talented midfielder who is perhaps playing abroad? They are not desperate for him, so there is no risk in doing that. I would also suggest that the younger players at United do look impressive, and whilst they’re not ready to be relied on as of yet, they for me hold more potential than Fellaini does.

I would say Leighton Baines would be a strong addition, but Fellaini won’t really further United. It’s not the type of signing that will help United compete with the top clubs in Europe, like Bayern Munich or Barcelona. Spend the money on real class instead. Moyes stated the club is always interested in the world’s best players – Fellaini isn’t one of them.

Stowe Gregory is an English featured Soccer and Sports writer for Follow him or tweet on Twitter @stowegregory. Or add to circles on Google +

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