Marouane Fellaini: We should have won against Wolfsburg

by Tanveer Arayan

Marouane Fellaini feels that Manchester United were very unlucky to not win against Wolfsburg in Germany.

Louis van Gaal‘s side finished the game with Matteo Darmian and Chris Smalling added to a lengthy injury list and an early exit from the Champions League.

Anthony Martial found the back of the net after just ten minutes but Wolfsburg equalised moments later. Guilavogui’s own goal gave Man United hope but it wasn’t enough to help them progress.

Jesse Lingard‘s (rightly) disallowed goal could have been a deciding factor in the game and the Belgian midfielder feels that luck was not on their side.

“We created a lot of chances and we should have won,” he said.

“They scored three goals from set-pieces and we should have defended better.

“There were great saves from their defenders and the goalkeepers, we were unlucky tonight.

“We have to forget this disappointment and focus on the next game.”

Fellaini also felt United could have done more in other matches in the group. He added: “It’s difficult for us, we are disappointed but we have to look back. We should have won the first game against PSV and we only drew against them at home.

“We don’t talk about that now [Europa League]. We are all disappointed, we have to recover and focus on the next game.”

I don’t think United can blame anybody or anything other than themselves for what happened in the Champions League. Had we beaten PSV at home like we should have then we would have qualified, so the Wolfsburg game should never have carried so much importance but we instead went to Germany needing a result.

Fellaini himself was as much to blame as the rest of the squad and United’s players need to now respond in the only way they can – by getting back to winning ways at Bournemouth.

It’s a slippery slope for Louis van Gaal‘s United if we don’t buck the trend and fans who some have stood in support of the Dutchman so far are starting to question whether we are better now than 18 months ago before he came in.

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