Marouane Fellaini ‘on borrowed time’ at Manchester United


Fellaini out of favour under Solskajer

Under Jose Mourinho Marouane Fellaini was a regular in Manchester United’s first-team picture.

Fellaini was often used in the defensive midfield role under Mourinho or brought on up top at the back end of a game if United were in need of a goal.

Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer though, Fellaini is very much an afterthought.

The Belgian did make a three-minute substitute appearance in Solskjaer’s first game as United boss vs Cardiff.

Since then, Fellaini has not featured in the Premier League and did not even make the matchday squad for their last two league outings.

It has since been revealed that Solskjaer is not a fan of Fellaini and the interim United boss is willing to loan Fellaini this January:

“Players are in suits, as Solskjaer wants them to feel they represent United.

“Fellaini can go, he [Solskjaer] isn’t happy with his attitude. He’s on borrowed time.

“Utd have become Utd under Ole.”

CARDIFF, WALES – DECEMBER 22: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Interim Manager of Manchester United celebrates with the fans after the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Manchester United at Cardiff City Stadium on December 22, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Rashford to replace Lukaku as Man United’s main striker?

As well as getting rid of Fellaini, Solskjaer also looks to be making a big change at the top end of the pitch for Man United.

Since making his £75m switch from Everton, Romelu Lukaku has been United main centre-forward.

Yet, under Solskjaer, Marcus Rashford has taken the Belgian’s place in a daring move that appears to be paying off.

Rashford has started all five of United’s league games under Solskajer up front, scoring four and earning one assist.

The 21-year-old also scored the winner vs Tottenham this past weekend.

Meaning, it is very likely Rashford will remain as their main striker for the foreseeable future.

This does, however, raise question marks over the future of Lukaku as he is unlikely to be happy with a bit part role.

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