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Marouane Fellaini | Midfielder | #27

Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/22/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 187

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Manchester United have opted to trigger a clause in Marouane Fellaini's contract to keep him at the club until the end of the 2017/18 season.
Fellaini signed in 2013 for £27.5 million from Everton to rejoin then United manager David Moyes. His original contract tied him down on a 4 year deal but United have now exercised their right to hold onto his services for an extra season. Fellaini's period at the club has been turbulent and he has received the ire of fans in the stands on multiple occasions, even this season. His EFL cup semi-final goal against Hull was celebrated joyously by manager Jose Mourinho this week and this has been one of a number of important interventions by the big Belgian in recent weeks since he cost United 2 points against Everton on December 4th by giving away a penalty. Mourinho has stated the importance of Fellaini to his plans at various times since arriving in the summer. Jan 13 - 2:41 PM
Source: BBC Sport

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Marouane Fellaini came on as a late substitute on Sunday for Ander Herrera a week on from his catastrophic error which led to Everton's equaliser in GW14.

As the Belgian midfielder warmed up, he was booed by a large contingent of Red Devils supporters sitting in the stands. Manager Jose Mourinho dedicated the win to Fellaini in the aftermath of the game but would not criticise the team's faithful fans. United players are also reportedly upset by what they see as unfair treatment of their teammate. How this will play out over the next few fixtures will be interesting but Fellaini will most likely appear in the next two fixtures as United are forced to rotate due to fixture congestion.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 07:58:00 AM

Marouane Fellaini came on to "close the door" on a 1-0 United lead only to concede the penalty that led to the eventual 1-1 draw at Goodison Park on Sunday.

It was turn back the clock day as Marouane Fellaini was once again the toast of the Goodison Park faithful. Unlike when he starred for David Moyes at Everton, today's cheers came for a massive mistake from the big Belgian in a Manchester United uniform that allowed Everton to draw even. It's hard to say the result was deserved as Everton struggled to create chances for most of the afternoon. They did finish strong irrespective of the penalty and it was enough to earn them a solid point.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 01:16:00 PM

Roberto Martinez confirms Marouane Fellaini will play no part in the upcoming games against the Netherlands and Estonia after withdrawing from the Belgium squad because of injury.

The former Everton manager told a news conference: "Fellaini picked up a [calf] injury against Swansea City and will go back to his club," while Martinez confirmed he would not be calling up a replacement. "We have a core of 24 players, which is enough." Everyone else is fine. Mousa Dembele will be rested for tomorrows friendly with a view to him being ready for the qualifier versus Estonia. Meanwhile, Kevin de Bruyne will feature against Holland despite being slightly fatigued: "He is feeling a little tired, but he will certainly appear in my selection Wednesday."
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 03:50:00 PM

Jose Mourinho is sweating on the fitness of Marouane Fellaini who has become an unlikely mainstay of the United midfield.

Fellaini has played a prominent role in this seasons’ opening fixtures, playing every minute in helping his side to take maximum points. "Special" is not how we would have imagined Mourinho to describe the Belgian, but his performances have changed his relationship with the Old Trafford faithful. "Maybe a simple phone call can make a difference," he said and now that Fellaini is feeling the love - his confidence is beginning to grow which is why this setback will be a concern: "He has an injury in his back. It's not good." Although Fellaini will join up with Belgium [to be assessed by the national team doctors] he is expected to miss the upcoming fixtures against Spain and Cyprus.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 08:20:00 AM

Marouane Fellaini will miss Manchester United's two Week 37 matches as part of his three match ban picked up in the 1-1 draw with Leicester City last weekend.

The suspension means that the Red Devils will be choosing between Michael Carrick, Morgan Schneiderlin and Ander Herrera in the two-man holding midfield. The record says that Schneiderlin SHOULD be a no-brainer given how United have performed with and without him in the starting eleven but Louis Van Gaal hasn't made Schneiderlin a permanent fixture despite that fact. Any combination of the three remains a distinct possibility as United continue to vie for a spot in the top four.
Fri, May 6, 2016 02:25:00 PM

Marouane Fellaini and Robert Huth face the prospect of a three-match ban after the pair were charged with alleged violent conduct by the Football Association today.

The incident, which was missed by match officials during Sundays’ 1-1 draw at Old Trafford but was caught on video, shows Fellaini swinging an elbow as he reacted to having his hair pulled by Huth. Both players have until 6pm GMT on Wednesday to respond to the allegations but giving the damming evidence a ban seems the most likely outcome. Fellaini would miss the three remaining Premier League matches, but crucially he could play in the FA Cup final on May 21. Meanwhile, Huth would carry one game into next season meaning he will miss the first match of Leicester’s title defence.
Tue, May 3, 2016 05:15:00 PM

Marouane Fellaini has returned to Belgium to have his hamstring injury assessed amid fears that the United midfielder could be ruled out for several weeks.

Fellaini missed the trip to Sunderland on Saturday but manager Louis van Gaal cited "fatigue" due to the number of games recently. However, the 28-year-old was one of two high profile omissions from the Europa League squad which travelled to Denmark on Thursday to take on FC Midtjylland (the other being captain Wayne Rooney). During his pre-match briefing, van Gaal revealed that Fellaini was one of thirteen players that were either injured or unavailable before confirming the former Everton star had an issue with his hamstring which will be assessed. Rooney is expected to miss up-to eight weeks after damaging knee ligaments at the Stadium of Light.
Source: The Mirror
Thu, Feb 18, 2016 07:46:00 AM

Marouane Fellaini's ability to feature on Sunday against Chelsea is in question after he picked up a knock against Stoke City in midweek.

Manchester United just can't buy a break when it comes to injuries this season. The defense is decimated and the holding midfield spots have seen Michael Carrick, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Morgan Schneiderlin trade off injuries for much of the season. Now comes news that Marouane Fellaini has joined the parade of potential injuries after picking up a knock in mid-week. If Fellaini can't go then expect Carrick and Schneiderlin, the only two healthy options, to start against Chelsea.
Fri, Feb 5, 2016 01:19:00 PM

Unable to decide between a defense-first option (Fellaini) or an attack-first option (Mata) in central midfield, Louis Van Gaal tried each for a half on Saturday and failed on both counts.

Louis Van Gaal appears to have a midfield conundrum that he has been unable to solve. He has started Marouane Fellaini frequently at the base of midfield over the past few months. Fellaini's presence helps United, who aren't particularly tall elsewhere on the pitch, defend set pieces and crosses. It also tends to clog the attack. LVG had seen enough after the 11th consecutive scoreless first half at home on Saturday and he pulled Fellaini for Juan Mata at halftime. Mata couldn't produce much in the attack and the absence of Fellaini was felt when Charlie Austin scored the late winner from a James Ward-Prowse set piece.
Mon, Jan 25, 2016 05:41:00 PM

Marouane Fellaini was forced into the starting line-up due to injuries to Ander Herrera and Wayne Rooney and he managed the only shot on target for the Red Devils as they suffered through another atrocious attacking day.

West Ham had a number of solid opportunities despite not having much of the ball over the course of the match. Manchester United, on the other hand, had the ball for 63% of the possession and managed only a single shot on target. That just isn't good enough at Old Trafford against a team struggling with the loss of their best attacking player. More questions will certainly be asked about Louis Van Gaal's tenure as manager over the upcoming week. Even more so if they fail to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 12:06:00 PM

Marouane Fellaini will not play against Watford at Vicarage Road in Week 13 as he recovers from a minor calf issue.

The big Belgian's absence would not be felt in most weeks as he has been a reserve more often than a starter this season. This week is different because Louis Van Gaal has viewed him as a Plan B at forward and anyone who might be considered a Plan A will also be out this week with Wayne Rooney ill and Anthony Martial out with a foot injury.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 12:47:00 PM

Marouane Fellaini will not be involved for Belgium against Italy on Friday after the Manchester United midfielder was withdrawn having picked up an unspecified injury.

Fellaini missed Uniteds’ home win over West Brom in game week twelve after suffering the problem during the clubs final training session on Friday. Louis van Gaal revealed pre-match "I had hoped he'd recover but it was not like that," while the Dutchman failed to give any specific details on the issue or severity of the injury. Fellaini has struggled to nail-down a place in the United side this season and with just one Premier League start [Liverpool, August] and seven separate unused substitute appearances many are suggesting his time at Old Trafford is up.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 01:13:00 PM

Marouane Fellaini has been withdrawn from the Belgium squad after picking up a groin problem during training on Wednesday.

The Manchester United midfielder has been in scintillating form having scored 5-goals in his last three appearances for the Red Devils and his absence is a huge blow for Marc Wilmots. Fellaini pulled up in training yesterday and was sent for a scan which revealed a calf tear and the Belgium FA immediately released the player who will return to Old Trafford for treatment. Belgium face Wales on Friday in Cardiff knowing a win would be a massive step towards qualification for the 2016 Euro Championship but the home side remain unbeaten and include Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale amongst their ranks. James Collins and Ben Davies will however miss out for the Dragons because of injury.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 02:29:00 AM

Marouane Fellaini was shown a straight red card in the 77th minute but neither team scored in the finale.

Hull City needed three points to have a chance to stay up and they only got one Manchester United didn't need anything but they could have done without a suspension heading into next season but that's what they got. Marouane Fellaini saw red and will miss the first three matches of next season unless an appeal changes his fate.
Sun, May 24, 2015 12:13:00 PM