It looks like Marouane Fellaini might need to carry the offense on his back this year.
With only two goals scored through the first three matches, Louis van Gaal intends to reach into his roster’s depth to cure their scoring woes, starting with a new role for Marouane Fellaini.
According to Sky Sports, Louis van Gaal considers Fellaini to be a suitable sidekick for the struggling Wayne Rooney, who hasn’t scored a goal yet this season. Though Man United are reportedly still trying to secure a deal for a scoring threat like Thomas Muller and/or Naymar, they still need someone who can score points in tomorrow’s Champions League playoff match against Club Brugge.
“He can play in a nine position and a 10,” Van Gaal said. “He can also play at six and eight, but this year he shall play more at nine and 10 because there we have other players.”
A £27.5 million transfer out of Everton back in 2013, Marouane Fellaini has struggled to keep a spot on the roster and has just 7 goals 43 league appearances for the Red Devils.
In last week’s match against Brugge, Fellaini scored a goal in added time to give Man United a decisive 3-1 win heading into tomorrow’s matchup.
“Everyone knows my first season was difficult but it is the past,” Fellaini said. “Now I look forward. Last year I did quite well. I want to continue like that. I know my team-mates and the manager. I am just looking forward to doing well and scoring some goals.
“In the past I have played number 10 and number nine sometimes so I can play there and help my team-mates and my team.
“It is different to play midfield and striker but I enjoy all the positions I can play.”
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