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Marouane Fellaini | Midfielder

Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/22/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 187

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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. Nov 20 - 12:47 PM

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Marouane Fellaini will not be involved for Belgium against Italy on Friday after the Manchester United midfielder was withdrawn having picked up an unspecified injury.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
Nov 13 - 1:13 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Marouane Fellaini has been withdrawn from the Belgium squad after picking up a groin problem during training on Wednesday.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.
Jun 11 - 2:29 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.
May 24 - 12:13 PM

Marouane Fellaini barely registered with his fantasy performance against Arsenal but the numbers don't give him his due for the result.

There are definitely weeks where Marouane Fellaini has been close to invisible for Manchester United over the past two seasons. The fantasy numbers would lead you to believe that Week 37 against Arsenal was one of those weeks. With nothing to show for his efforts beyond one pass intercepted and one tackle won (and a bunch of fouls given and received), you'd think it was a quiet day. Instead, Fellaini was instrumental in United's lone goal without scoring, getting an assist or even touching the ball. The threat of Fellaini centrally caused Nacho Monreal to collapse to him leaving Ander Herrera wide open on the far side of the action to convert Ashley Young's cross. The skill showed by Herrera was still solid but it was certainly a lot easier than it would have been had Monreal been in position to challenge his fellow Spaniard.
May 21 - 3:57 PM

Marouane Fellaini went a long way toward securing Manchester United's Champions League position for next season with a towering second half header that gave United a 2-1 win.

It wasn't vintage Manchester United by any means but after three consecutive shutout losses, scoring was a good start and winning was even better. With Liverpool nipping at their heels in fifth, the Red Devils got a Juan Mata penalty and Fellaini's header on either side of a Jason Puncheon goal to win for the first time since the Manchester Derby. With Memphis Depay signed, things are starting to come together for United at least as it comes to looking forward to next season.
May 9 - 2:26 PM

Manchester United played to their second consecutive loss as they looked flat in their 3-0 defeat at the hands of Everton.

A return to Goodison for Marouane Fellaini was the main storyline for the Red Devils as they looked to rebound from their loss to Chelsea last weekend but they instead played worse. Their defense was unorganized from the jump which led to the early deficit and their attack was dormant. Fellaini picked up a yellow card and was summarily subbed off to begin the second half for Radamel Falcao. Falcao breathed a bit of life into the attack but neither he nor Angel Di Maria who came on later could match the intensity of the opposition. The loss opens the door for Liverpool to edge closer to them for the final Champions League spot.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 26 - 10:36 AM

Marouane Fellaini has been Manchester United's best player for weeks but even when he's scoring goals he isn't a dominant fantasy player.

Fellaini, even at his best at Everton and now Manchester United, has been a tough one to figure in many fantasy formats. He doesn't take a lot of shots, he doesn't get a lot of assists and he piles up fouls committed and yellow cards at a pace that befits his reputation as an enforcer. He has rightly been lauded for his play in the real world but his fantasy contribution even in a match like the Manchester Derby when he scored a goal were muted. Ashley Young and Juan Mata both more than doubled Fellaini's output in the Yahoo format. If you can get Fellaini at an appropriate discount then he's worth a look but if you can't then you probably want to look elsewhere for your fantasy goodness.
Apr 15 - 3:35 PM

Marouane Fellaini continued his excellent play with his third goal for Belgium over this international break in their 1-0 win over Israel.

The big Belgian has been in excellent goal-scoring form for both Manchester United and Belgium and it continued as group favorites Belgium took six points from their two Euro2016 qualifiers over the break. Fellaini scored a brace against minnows Cyprus and added the only goal in the Tuesday win over Israel. The opposition may not have been exceptional in either case but the points were crucial for Belgium and the goals have been big for Fellaini as he has been solidifying a place in Louis Van Gaal's first choice eleven.
Mar 31 - 4:41 PM

Marouane Fellaini's time at Manchester United has been a roller coaster ride for sure but it was all going well with a goal and an (uncredited) assist in United's 3-0 victory over Spurs on Sunday.

The big Belgian has been a target for consistent ridicule since his arrival at Old Trafford, often for reasons not of his own making. United mismanaged his transfer two summers ago and failed to add to his capture in their transfer dealings. Neither of these things were the Belgian's fault. He wasn't great once he arrived but the same could be said of many of his teammates. This season he has at least showed that he isn't out of his depth at United and Sunday showed that he can still play a starring role in a meaningful Premier League match. It remains to be seen if Fellaini has staying power at United but on recent evidence it would be hard for Van Gaal not to include him in big matches.
Mar 17 - 3:26 PM

Marouane Fellaini and James Wilson scored in the second half to overcome United's dreary first half performance and secure three points at Loftus Road.

Radamel Falcao was restored to the starting line-up with Robin van Persie injured but he couldn't convert any of the very makable opportunities presented to him. Juan Mata was withdrawn at halftime in favor of Marouane Fellaini who scored within 13 minutes of his introduction from an Antonio Valencia cross. The score remained 1-0 until late when James Wilson scored on a break away in the dying minutes to secure the three points. Once again, it wasn't an impressive effort against a bad team but United did what it needed to do to keep the pressure on Southampton and Arsenal.
Jan 17 - 12:21 PM

Marouane Fellaini has rebounded from the illness that kept him out for an extended period from mid-December into early January.

The Red Devil most associated with the ill-fated reign of David Moyes has redeemed himself to some extent with some strong performances during United's late-2014 winning streak. The illness knocked him back and kept him out of the line-up and now that he returns he finds the competition for places in central midfield intense with Daley Blind and Michael Carrick both available as well. It is hard to justify a starting spot on Fellaini for Week 21 as the numbers seem to be against him starting against the Saints.
Jan 9 - 2:26 PM

Whatever Marouane Fellaini has come down with must be nasty because he will miss his second consecutive match with an illness on Boxing Day.

With Daley Blind, Ander Herrera and Fellaini all out, Manchester United are thin in central midfield. Michael Carrick will likely anchor the group and from there Louis Van Gaal will have to decide if he wants to go heavy in attack with the Juan Mata and Angel di Maria joining Rooney, Falcao and RvP. Alternatively, he could bring Phil Jones into a holding role or pair Carrick with Darren Fletcher. There are lots of options depending on how LVG wants to approach Newcastle.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 10:26:00 AM

Marouane Fellaini will miss Manchester United's trip to Aston Villa due to an illness.

There weren't a lot of details given about the severity of Fellaini's illness in Manchester United's press conference but he is definitely out for Week 17 and may or may not be ready for United's Boxing Day match with Newcastle or the trip to Spurs on the 28th. Not the ideal time to pick up an illness or minor knock that would ordinarily only cause you to miss a single match. In the blink of an eye each team will have four matches between the 20th of December and the 1st of January.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:29:00 AM

It has been an up and down past four weeks for the big Belgian but he was "up" again in United's big rivalry win against Liverpool in Week 16.

Week 13 = -4; Week 14 = 21; Week 15 = 2; Week 16 = 13. Something of a pattern in Marouane Fellaini's results within the Yahoo scoring system, huh? Despite committing four fouls and being shown a yellow card, Fellaini managed 13 points on the back of eight tackles, four blocked shots, and three passes intercepted. That's a big defensive effort if ever there was one. I think Arsenal players are still having flashbacks of Fellaini throwing himself around in midfield as well.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 03:05:00 PM