Manchester United had a lot of troubles to sign players this summer as the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson and the arrival of David Moyes caused a lot of doubts in some top players who were keen to play for the Red Devils, but weren’t convinced of joining a team with an unproven manager.
The only big signing made by the Old Trafford outfit was Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini, one of the most consistent playmakers in the Premier League over the last couple of the years. He was heavily linked with Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea, but ended up joining the current Premier League champions after a €28 million transfer.
After the first months, however, things haven’t work out the way he or the team had planned.
The towering midfielder hasn’t been able to live up to the expectations of being the lone signing of one the most powerful teams in Europe. He has been inconsistent overall, but has played poorly especially in big games. He has been heavily criticized after his displays against both Liverpool and Manchester City, two matches the team lost due to the lackluster play in the midfield.
Things haven’t been better in the last weeks as he has been reportedly facing issues to cope with the requirements at the training session. Fellaini even recognized his troubles at the start of his tenure with the team as he felt that the sessions were completely different with Manchester United than they were at Everton.
Fellaini has started several games already for the Red Devils, but has failed to fit the bill so far at both the Premiership and the Champions League. He still has room to improve, but if he doesn’t improve his performances, then he might start watching the games from the sidelines sooner rather than later.