Marouane Fellaini has found himself on the periphery of Louis van Gaal’s first team this season. He has only started one Premier League game so far.
The big Belgian was given an opportunity to impress during an Under-21 game on Monday night, as Manchester United’s young guns hosted Liverpool. And impress he did!
Fellaini scored the game’s opening goal, before providing two assists in a 3-2 win at Leigh Sports Village.
The goal above broke the deadlock for United, who now have 10 points from five games in the Barclays U21 Premier League.
Fellaini, who spent five years with Liverpool’s local rivals Everton between 2008 and 2013, set up Nick Powell for United’s second goal of the game.
He didn’t pass directly to the former Crewe star, but his shot, which was spilled by the goalkeeper, left Powell with very little to do.
Liverpool scored twice in the last 15 minutes – thanks to Jerome Sinclair and Madger Gomes – to level the scores.
However, Sean Goss swiftly put United back in front with a long-range bullet, after being teed up by, guess who?