TFF likes to describe the fallow period since Sir Alex retired as ‘The Fellaini Years.’
Because the clumsy Belgian has, in many ways, personified a sluggish and technically inept team that hasn’t had the wherewithal to win major trophies for 5 years.
Despite a questionable style of play, progress does appear to been made at the club and Manchester United are closer to a title now than at any time since 2013.
But one of the most worrying elements of Jose Mourinho’s strategy has been his insistence on using Fellaini in some big games (notably Sevilla when Fellaini was just returning from a long injury) and as a naff plan B when Manchester United needed a goal late on in games.
The latest news reports may then be music to the ears of the Manchester United puritan.
Because, in our view, Fellaini never fails to drag the quality of a game downwards.
British media outlet, The Daily Mail, states that Manchester United may be about to lose Fellaini on a free transfer to Arsenal.
Arsenal preparing move to land Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini on free transfer
The Belgian is said to want a new two year contract at Old Trafford but Manchester United are only prepared to give him a one year deal with a potential option to extend by another twelve months.
The 30-year-old has been at Manchester United for 5 seasons and scored 20 goals in 150 odd games for the club.
He seemed like a terrible signing at the time and nothing that he has done in the last half decade has change our opinion one bit.
For most United fans a departure would be preferable to make way for a genuine talent like Scott McTominay or Brazil’s Fred.
United fans: do you want him to stay?