Manchester United To Deploy Marouane Fellaini As A No.9 This Season
Louis van Gaal has hinted at his readiness to eschew a late transfer window move for attacking reinforcements at Manchester United by confirming that Marouane Fellaini will operate as a forward this season.
“Fellaini can play in a number nine position and a ten,” Van Gaal said. “He can also play six and eight, but this year he shall play more as a nine and ten than as a six and eight because we have other players there.
“His goal last week was very important because now we can start this game with a lot of more confidence.
Wayne Rooney’s inability to score so far this term has raised question marks over the United captain, to the extent that the club have been linked with moves for the likes of Neymar, Gareth Bale and former AC Milan forward Pato, now playing his football in Brazil.