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Marouane Fellaini | Midfielder | #27

Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/22/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 187

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Already missing Romelu Lukaku, Manchester United was expected to have a tough time but no one anticipated a 1-0 loss to Brighton.
It looked like the Reds would be off to a fast start but Fellaini’s third minute finish was ruled offsides. But while they controlled possession, they were unable to do anything to test the Brighton defense and found themselves behind the pace once Pascal Groß rose highest in the 57th minute to finish a header. Manchester United tried to find an equalizer but their efforts came up futile in the end as Brighton found the win. May 4 - 9:14 PM

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Arsene Wenger's swan song at Old Trafford was marked by a number of the failings that supporters have criticized for seasons as Marouane Fellaini rose above Granit Xhaka to seal a 2-1 for the home side.

Manchester United were solid and did what they had to do to secure a top four spot and a spot in the Champions League for next season. The story of the day was Arsene Wenger's final trip to Old Trafford as manager of Arsenal and it was marked by familiar storylines. Whether it was the careless pass that led to United's first goal, the failure to replace a player who has long since proven not good enough (Xhaka), concession of a late goal, or weakness on balls into the box all of Arsene Wenger's greatest hits were on display. Mostly lost in the Wenger narrative was the impact of likely summer departure who was ruthlessly effective in his substitute role.
Apr 29 - 1:33 PM

Reports from French newspaper L'Equipe suggest that Marouane Fellaini will leave Manchester United when his contract expires at the end of the season.

The outlet suggests a surprising destination for the Belgian midfielder - Liverpool. They go so far as to say that The Reds have drawn up a three year contract for the player. Ligue 1 giants Monaco and PSG are also in the race to sign the player, who has endured a turbulent spell in four seasons at Old Trafford where he has been an important first team player and a symbol of the failed Moyes era at the club.
Source: L'equipe
Apr 9 - 10:55 AM

Manchester United expect Marouane Fellaini to be back in action in about six weeks after the midfielder underwent surgery over the weekend.

The Belgian midfielder briefly took to the field in the midweek defeat to Spurs but lasted just seven minutes before he was forced off with an injury to his knee. José Mourinho confirmed that Fellaini's left knee went under the knife to remove a displaced fragment of lateral meniscus. United's official website described the procedure as "straightforward" and added that Fellaini is able to begin rehabilitation immediately. Mourinho was quick to stress that Fellaini will be back to play his part in United's crucial run-in at the end of the season and that his World Cup hopes have not been dashed.
Feb 5 - 10:33 AM

Manchester United's eight-match unbeaten run in the league came to an end with a poor performance in a 2-0 defeat at Tottenham.

Jose Mourinho's side were doomed from the start as Spurs needed just 11 seconds to take the lead at Wembley. Christian Eriksen capped off a lightening quick move from the opening kickoff when he slotted the fastest goal of the season past David De Gea. The match took another bad turn when Phil Jones, under no immediate pressure, turned a botched attempt to clear Kieran Trippier's cross into his own net in the 28th minutes. United had their chances but the match was void of creative moments from the new look front four. Mourinho tried to jumpstart the attack with the introductions of Mata and Fellaini, but the latter was forced off after seven minutes with a knee injury. Having just return from a knee ligament strain, the Belgian's injury could be a big concern.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 31 - 6:00 PM

A persistent knee problem is expected to keep Marouane Fellaini out for the remainder of 2017.

The Manchester United midfielder suffered a knee ligament [medial] strain while on international duty in October and spent a month on the sidelines. But, despite his return, Fellaini was still hampered by the problem and he hasn’t featured in the matchday squad since the win over Brighton in game week 13. He will now miss the entire festive programme and with his current deal due to expire in 2018, the 30-year-old may have played his last game for the club. Eric Bailly is another absentee after Jose Mourinho confirmed a decision has been taken for the defender to undergo ankle surgery. "I don’t say [he’s out] for the rest of the season, but it’s for the next two or three months." Fortunately, United are well-stocked in the heart of defence with Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind all able to play centrally.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 08:37:00 AM

Marouane Fellaini has rejected a contract offer from Manchester United and is demanding a pay increase.

The Belgian midfielder has again reminded fans of his importance to José Mourinho's set-up in recent weeks with a string of decent performances in the absence of Paul Pogba. The chance of losing the player on a free next summer is sure to upset Mourinho who certainly won't sanction a sale to recoup a cut-price fee in the January transfer window. From the start of 2018, Fellaini would be free to agree a pre-contractual agreement with any club outside the PL. He turns 30 next week and wants a raise from a reported weekly wage of £120,000.
Source: The Guardian
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 09:54:00 AM

Manchester United dodged a bullet after the Belgian FA revealed Marouane Fellaini didn't suffer a significant injury.

Following initial reports, the club was concerned that Fellaini had suffered an ACL injury after leaving Belguim's win against Bosnia and Herzegovina's in a World Cup qualifier this weekend in the 30th minute. However, national team manager Roberto Martinez revealed that Fellaini has only suffered a sprained MCL and will miss the next two to three weeks. That means the Red Devils will be without the midfielder for the upcoming showdown with Liverpool with Ander Herrera considered as the next in line to replace him.
Source: ESPN FC
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 04:49:00 PM

Marouane Fellaini has been ruled out the Liverpool game but it could have been a lot worse for the 29-year-old.

Fellaini started in Belgium’s penultimate World Cup qualifying match [versus Bosnia] but lasted barely 23 minutes after landing awkwardly, hurting his knee. There were initial fears that he had damaged his anterior cruciate ligament, potentially ending his season, but scan results have since confirmed that Fellaini could return later this month. The Belgium FA posted a Twitter update: ‘Fellaini is out for a couple of weeks & #BELCYP. Scan ➡ left knee injury (MCL sprain). Get well soon Marouane! #RoadtoRussia’. The news will come as welcome boost given the impact of the in-form midfielder this season, and in particular, since United will be without the services of Paul Pogba [hamstring] until later this year. With Michael Carrick currently sidelined, last season's Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year - Ander Herrera - is likely to find himself at the forefront of Jose Mourinho’s thinking for the upcoming matches.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 04:39:00 PM

Manchester United ensured a spot atop the-table standing entering the international break with a 4-0 win against Crystal Palace.

Yet, surprisingly, it wasn't Romelu Lukaku who led the way for the Red Devils, although the forward added a late goal in the 86th minute to give him seven goals in his first seven games for the club. But was Marouane Fellaini who earned clear man-of-the-match honors with his two-goal performance. After Juan Mata scored the opener in just the third minute, Fellaini opened his account with a goal in the 35th minute, connecting on a curling pass from Ashley Young at the back-post. Then the Belgian added his second four minutes after the half-time recess by heading in a set-piece from Marcus Rashford, who added two assists on the afternoon.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 12:13:00 PM

Manchester United face CSKA Moscow in the VEB Arena on Wednesday evening but they will be without a number off important players.

Paul Pogba, who has been sidelined since United's last Champions League clash with Basel on September 12 will miss the encounter whilst club captain Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini will also be absent. Manager José Mourinho said he believed Fellaini "was lucky" to come away with minimal damage to his ankle after a challenge by Shane Long on Saturday. The Belgian will return to action soon. Carrick's injury was not specified though the veteran was unlikely to feature in Russia anyway. Mourinho also confirmed that Phil Jones, who is eligible to play in Europe following a suspension, will not feature in this Champions League matchweek.
Source: BBC Sport
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 11:07:00 AM

Manchester United comfortably beat FC Basel 3-0 in their first Champions League group game of this campaign.

United returned to Champions League football for the first time since 2015 under lights at Old Trafford, delivering a fine performance in the process. They started stronger than their Swiss opposition but suffered a setback after 19 minutes when Paul Pogba had to be taken off with an apparent hamstring injury (he left the stadium in crutches). His replacement Marouane Fellaini more than delivered in his absence, heading in United's first before half-time. The goal was set up by an Ashley Young cross. The Englishman's accuracy was exactly what United lacked at Stoke in GW4. Lukaku extended his purple patch by winning an aerial battle to finish a Blind cross and Rashford came off the bench to seal the result and scuff home a low cross from, who else? Fellaini. Mkhitaryan hit the post with one effort and should have opened his account for 2017/18 but he was not the only one guilty of wasting some of the many clear chances Mourinho's men created.
Source: BBC Sport
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 08:38:00 PM

Jose Mourinho will give Marouane Fellaini every chance to prove his fitness ahead of the Champions League tie against FC Basel.

The big Belgian missed Saturdays 2-2 draw with Stoke after aggravating a calf injury while on international duty, a setback which irked the United boss. "He had a problem in the national team and then he played the match against Greece. After the match he felt a problem," said Mourinho who is keen to involve Fellaini on Tuesday evening. "He's a very important player for me, much more important than you can imagine. I feel weaker without him in my squad, it doesn't matter if it's on the pitch or if it's on the bench." Fellaini failed to train on Sunday but Mourinho insists "if his condition improves then he will be selected." Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling look set to start as Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are suspended. David De Gea will be included in the line-up following the managers decision not to rotate his goalkeepers in the cup this season.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 03:28:00 PM

Manchester United manager José Mourinho has no intention of selling Marouane Fellaini to Galatasaray, quipping the Turks are more likely to sign him than the Belgian.

Reports had suggested that Fellaini, who has just one year to run on his current United contract, was set to depart as Nemanja Matic arrived at the club. The Serb is expected to hoover up Fellaini's game time next term. In spite of the constant abuse from the stands, Fellaini has proven to be a match winner for the club since his arrival, scoring crucial goals in United's Europa League run last season. Fellaini reminded fans of his goal-scoring knack on Sunday, scoring in an excellent pre-season performance against Valerenga.
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 06:57:00 PM

Manchester United have been handed an injury boost ahead of their Europa League final with Ajax.

United duo Marouane Fellaini and Chris Smalling, who were absent for the final game of the Premier League season with Crystal Palace, trained on Tuesday morning with the squad at Carrington before the team flew out to Stockholm. Victory in the final will see United qualify for the Champions League next season, and thus define José Mourinho's first year in charge at Old Trafford.
Tue, May 23, 2017 09:46:00 AM