Marouane Fellaini branded as 'dream' player for centre-backs
- Fellaini has adjusted to his new role between midfield and defence well
- Sky's Paul Merson believes the United defs benefit from this protection massively
''He’s a clever player,'' Paul Merson said of Marouane Fellaini on Soccer Saturday. ''I think he doesn’t get as much credit (that he deserves). He always gets in the right position, he knows where to stand. You never see Mourinho shouting on the bench 'get there, stand there'. He tells him his job and he never falls asleep.
''There’s never a goal kick and the centre-forward wins the ball and he’s not there. He always gets into that position before the goal kicks. He’s a dream for a centre-half.
Fellaini as a protective barrier for our cbs makes for a solid defense, protected agaisnt long balls by big bad fellaini. Move him higher up the pitch, our defense is exposed, and our attack turns into a slow, predictable game of long balls to fellaini #mufc @FullTimeDEVILS— ManUnited (@pnortong) September 22, 2018
''He’s a dream for your centre-halves because he does get back in and protect you and they need it. They do need protecting if I am being honest.''
The Belgian played the same role in the 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday as he admitted the team have to move the ball quicker if they are to close the gap on title rivals.
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Should Fellaini continue in this role?