Belgium coach Marc Wilmots urges Marouane Fellaini to leave Manchester United in the January transfer window

by Tanveer Arayan

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots believes Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini should find a new club in January.

Fellaini played a big part for Man United under Louis van Gaal last season but he picked up a red card in the final game against Hull City.

It meant he was suspended for the first three games of this season and he has started just three matches since.

Fellaini is currently injured, meaning he missed Belgium’s friendly against Italy, and Wilmots insisted he needs regular game time ahead of Euro 2016.


“A player who does not play for his club is annoying for a coach,” Wilmots said.

“Fellaini could play to support the attack, as the No.6. He has very good technique, very good ability to track back and recover. Maybe he will try to find a new challenge in January, if it is possible.”

Fellaini has been used firmly as a plan B by van Gaal this season if the likes of Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial are struggling. It is a negative tactic to use Fellaini, as it often means the team resorts to long balls. While the Belgian has his uses, he cannot be considered a long-term option if United want to play attractive football.

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