Phil Jones: Marouane Fellaini is a vital player for Manchester United

by Tanveer Arayan


Manchester United defender Phil Jones claims Marouane Fellaini is a vital part of the squad under Jose Mourinho.

The Belgian was subbed on for Matteo Darmian in the 75th minute and gave Man United a real spark moving forward, playing a big role in Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s equaliser in the closing minutes of the game.

Fellaini came off the bench and was a nightmare for the visiting defence, helping Mourinho claim a point from the clash after Paul Pogba gave away a penalty to Liverpool in the first-half, with James Miner finding the opening goal of the game from the spot kick.

Here’s what Jones had to say about Fellaini after the game.


I never thought I would say this, but Fellaini completely deserves credit for his performance, as he came off the bench and made a massive impact.

He was a useful target man throughout his cameo, and did what Jose Mourinho would have been looking for when he brought him on to the pitch, getting the ball forward into dangerous positions.

Fellaini has been heavily criticised for some of his performances and there were doubts over whether he deserved a new contract, but one thing he has proven is that he has plenty to offer if played with the right tactics.

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