Marouane Fellaini knows Manchester United can’t afford anything but a win against FC Midtjylland

by Sam Koster

Marouane Fellaini insists complacency won’t be an issue when Manchester United face FC Midtjylland in the Europa League.

Louis van Gaal‘s side will travel to the MCH arena in Denmark to play Midtjylland on Thursday in what will be their first competitive game since December.

The Danish outfit finished as runners up in their group behind S.S.C. Napoli while Man United crashed out of their Champions League group in third place and Fellaini knows they will be up for what is their biggest game of the season.

“They will be very aggressive as they want to win and show that they are a good team, but we are strong too and have great players,” Marouane told MUTV.

“We have the capacity to win and we want to win the game, even though it will be difficult. We have to be motivated because we know they will be.”

“Make no mistake, we’ll be going into Thursday’s game aiming to win, as we want to do well in the competition.”

It’s all good and well hearing the players say they won’t be complacent but after that shambolic performance against Sunderland, fans want to see some action on the pitch rather than just talking.

Fellaini was absent from United’s game at the weekend and will likely be re-called to the starting XI if he has recovered his fitness enough but the bigger question is whether United’s players will truly respond to what happened at the Stadium of Light or not.

After another false dawn, fans’ patience is wearing dangerously thin and if we can’t brush aside Midtjylland, what chance have we got of getting into the top four or winning the Europa League either?

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