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Marouane Fellaini | Midfielder | #25

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

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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. May 6 - 2:25 PM

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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.
May 3 - 5:15 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
Feb 18 - 7:46 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.
Feb 5 - 1:19 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.
Jan 25 - 5:41 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

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.
Thu, May 21, 2015 03:57:00 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.
Sat, May 9, 2015 02:26:00 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
Sun, Apr 26, 2015 10:36:00 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.
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 03:35:00 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.
Tue, Mar 31, 2015 04:41:00 PM