West Ham considering a loan move for Man United’s Marouane Fellaini – report

by Leo Nieboer

West Ham United are considering a loan move for Marouane Fellaini ahead of the January transfer window, according to reports.

Fellaini, who has made 100 appearances for Manchester United since joining in September 2013, has never managed to endear himself to supporters.

The Belgian came under fire from all angles last weekend after needlessly bringing down Everton’s Idrissa Gueye in the 89th minute – just four minutes after coming on – to offer the Toffees a chance to level from the spot, stripping Jose Mourinho’s men of three much-needed points.

And according to the Evening Standard‘s Ken Dyer, Slaven Bilic is keen on acquiring the 29-year-old’s services next month.

The fact that Fellaini has managed 100 appearances for Man United continues to act as a source of amazement. Ask yourselves: out of the 100 appearances the Belgian has managed, how many have been impressive? Maybe ten? 15 at a push? I can only think of a handful off the top of my head, if I’m honest.

United’s record with and without Fellaini makes for some grim reading: with the Belgian in the side, United have won just 34.4% of their games; with Fellaini absent from the side, however, that win percentages rises to 60.8%.

This is objective, unchallengeable proof that Fellaini serves as a detriment to this side, and following his horror show at Goodison Park one imagines that United fans wouldn’t be too sad to see him head elsewhere.

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