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Marouane Fellaini | Midfielder

Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/22/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 187

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Marouane Fellaini was lucky to stay on the pitch as his side crashed to a 3-0 defeat at home to rivals Manchester City.
Fellaini pushed an elbow in to Pabolo Zabaleta's face during the first half and escaped with a yellow card when it could've been red. The midfielder - who cost Manchester United £28million in the summer - was poor again, and found himself substituted with twenty five minutes to go. It summed up the performance from David Moyes' side, as they were second best all over the pitch. Mar 25 - 6:00 PM
Source: BBC Sport

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Marouane Fellaini joins more celebrated teammates Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie in returning to training in advance of United's Week 23 match-up with Cardiff.

While Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie are guaranteed starters when healthy, Marouane Fellaini returns from injury still looking to resolve his thus-far enigmatic time at United. The big-haired Belgian was United's only major summer purchase but has thus far failed to find a productive role for David Moyes' Red Devils. Most effective in the "Tim Cahill" role behind the forwards, Fellaini finds that role taken by a variety of candidates including Wayne Rooney who he isn't going to unseat. Fellaini has failed to make a mark at his other position - holding midfielder - when given a chance this season. Hard to see this one ending well for either club or player right now.
Source: @Physioroom
Jan 27 - 3:07 PM

Marouane Fellaini, out since mid-December after having wrist surgery, will get his cast off today and might be back in late January rather than the projected early February time frame.

Health has only been part of the issue for the big Belgian this season. When he has been healthy he has had trouble finding a role in the Manchester United squad where he can be productive. With the news that he will be back in good health soon Fellaini will restart his efforts to regain the productivity that he had at Everton under David Moyes.
Jan 20 - 3:16 PM

Marouane Fellaini needs surgery on his wrist, and a recent back injury may be all the excuse that Manchester United needs to get it done sooner rather than later.

Fellaini has had a terrible start to his United tenure and now faces up to six weeks out. Phil Jones will likely have to continue to fill the role of midfield enforcer for the Red Devils for the foreseeable future.
Source: The Guardian
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 02:50:00 AM

With Michael Carrick out through most of December, Marouane Fellaini may get a chance to settle in to the United side.

While the big/big-haired Belgian is nursing a wrist injury, it seems very likely that he'll play through it and start in the absence of Phil Jones and Michael Carrick. The hope around Old Trafford will be that he can establish himself and create a role that he is comfortable with. From a fantasy standpoint, Fellaini is still not an attractive option despite increased likelihood of playing. His role will likely be deeper-lying and he'll be much more likely to get a card in any given week than score a goal. Oh how the mighty have fallen.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 03:11:00 PM

The Marouane Fellaini experiement hasn't gone well at Manchester United but he retained a place in the Belgian Starting XI against Colombia.

The match against Colombia represented enough of a test for Belgium that it appears they used their first choice line-up despite the match only being a friendly. Crucially for Marouane Fellaini, he is still included in that group despite his minutes at Manchester United being limited since his move from Goodison Park. Belgium played five midfielders which will help Fellaini's cause but the lack of goals against a strong opponent will be a concern as it could push a box-to-box player like Fellaini out in favor of another attacker like former teammate Kevin Mirallas who started the match on the bench.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 02:29:00 PM

In his first major test as a Manchester United player, Marouane Fellaini looked decidedly below par in two separate roles against Manchester City.

Marouane Fellaini's role changed from a deeper lying role alongside Michael Carrick in the first half plus a few minutes to a more attacking role in front of Carrick and substitute Tom Cleverley after the 51st minute. Unfortunately, the big Belgian looked out of his depth in both roles as Yaya Toure and company steamrolled the Red Devils in midfield. Yet to break double digits this season or even appear on the verge of doing so, it may be a rough season of transition for Fellaini in which fantasy managers should stay away until given a reason to do otherwise.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 04:01:00 PM

Marouane Fellaini's debut with Manchester United was an auspicious one with his new side winning 4-2.

Wayne Rooney may have been the star of the show but the new midfield of Marouane Fellaini and Shinji Kagawa conspired to control possession. That possession led to a dominant performance that could have seen United score as many as six goals against credible competition. This will be big news ahead of the Manchester Derby with both combatants having been less than impressive in over the first four weeks of the season. The next question to be answered relative to Fellaini will be exactly how his role translates into fantasy statistics.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 04:18:00 PM

Manchester United were active on deadline day but supporters appear to be underwhelmed with Fellaini.

No one doubts that Marouane Fellaini has been good over the last couple of seasons and seems to be improving. The concern is the gulf in what is required at Everton vs. what is required at Manchester United. The Belgian will certainly provide some bite in midfield that Tom Cleverley definitely wasn't up to but will he help bridge the gap between midfield and the increasingly isolated Robin van Persie?
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 08:02:00 PM

With Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini's names in the papers all summer, Everton have come out and said that they aren't selling at any price.

Whether this is just posturing to increase the size of the transfer fee that they end up with for one or both players or the real thing, it is a change of pace for Everton. They are typically fairly quiet when it comes to discussing potential transfers either in or out in the press. Given their financial situation, it seems hard to believe they would turn down a major transfer fee but the new TV contract could be easing the financial burden slightly and reducing the need to sell.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 01:56:00 PM

Everton, shopping proactively in anticipation of Marouane Fellaini leaving, are interested in adding Juventis' Luca Marrone.

More of a traditional holding midfielder, Marrone would be something of a risk with only 15 first division appearances to his credit. Marrone did play for Italy at multiple youth levels but probably requires a move away from the defending Serie A champions to start seeing regular playing time. Given his pedigree, this could be a nice "buy low" scenario for Everton with money left over from a Fellaini deal to add a replacement for Fellaini's goals from midfield as well.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 10:05:00 AM

With the chase for Cesc Fabregas seeming to be grinding to a halt, Luka Modric and Marouane Fellaini's names have been thrown out as likely alternatives.

The Fellaini-to-United rumors have been on-going since David Moyes took over and his move to Old Trafford would come as no surprise to anyone. The feeling among supporters and the media seems to be that it would be a bit of a disappointment if he were the only addition. Enter former Spurs man Modric who has lots of competition at Real Mardid and could likely be had in an effort to fund the Gareth Bale move. If both midfielders arrive, what a comical introductory picture they could take together with Fellaini's hair about the same height as all of Modric.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 09:54:00 AM

It is being reported that Manchester United Manager David Moyes will wait until after Marouane Fellaini's release clause has expired to make a bid.

I don't think anyone understands why Manchester United would wait to bid on Fellaini when they can do it now for a known price of £23 million. If they were to wait until the release clause expires at the end of July then Everton would be free to increase the price on Moyes or any other club that comes calling. Unless Moyes knows something that none of the rest of us do about the pressure points on Everton (possible) then this doesn't seem to make much sense to us or anyone else.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 03:42:00 PM

Barcelona attacking midfielder and U20 World Cup star Gerard Deulofeu has joined Everton on a one year loan.

This is a great get for Roberto Martinez coming on the back of Deulofeu's star performance at the U20 World Cup this summer. The 19 year-old can play can play wide or through the middle and, for one year at least, gives them a great deal of flexibility with their line-up should he be able to adapt to the increased competition and physicality of the Premier League. This will be especially important if Marouane Fellaini leaves as has been frequently rumored this summer.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 10:23:00 AM

With rumors continuing to mount that Marouane Fellaini will be leaving this summer, Everton have been linked to Japan and CSKA Moscow attacking midfielder Keisuke Honda.

As replacement for Fellaini go, Honda is hardly apples-for-apples but he would definitely be a strong fit for the attacking part of what Fellaini brought to the Toffees last season. If he could be had for a reasonable enough price that Everton could also buy a more physical holding presence to replace the rest of the Fellaini package then this could be a good deal. The only concern would be getting older (27 for Honda vs. 25 for Fellaini) and investing in a player unlikely to bring much return when he leaves in a few years.
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 08:13:00 PM