It’s fair to say that Man Utd fans were divided when it was confirmed that midfielder Marouane Fellaini had signed a new deal. His previous deal was supposed to expire this summer, but the club saw fit to keep him at Old Trafford, and after much speculation, they finally got their man.
Nonetheless, the Belgian is far from a wholly loved figure. His playstyle draws a lot of criticism because of its one-dimensional nature, with technical brilliance replaced by fairly direct, aerially-focused performances.
Still, that style worked in his favour on Monday night, with the Belgian playing a crucial role for his country at the World Cup. He came on and the Belgian Red Devils had minimal time to turn the game around – but they did exactly that. Furthermore, it was Fellaini that scored the crucial final goal – with his trademark aerial dominance forcing the ball over the line.
It seems as though that goal has finally made some Man Utd fans recognises his importance, with many supporters taking to Man Utd’s official Twitter page in order to hail the Belgian hero.
Some are saying that his extension has been proven to be a good decision already, whilst others want him to stay at the club for even longer – but it’s clear that these Man Utd fans are loving him regardless.
Take a look at what they’ve had to say below…
Give him another extension.
— Jordan Clarke (@FourFourJordan) July 2, 2018
— Renan (@rearendil) July 2, 2018
Fellaini for Ballon d’Or. pic.twitter.com/Obw3zr2FKd
— منذر نظري (@MunzirNazri) July 2, 2018
— Raphael Wilson (@089968Raph) July 2, 2018
Thank you for giving him that contract
— Öle¹¹ (@OleMU) July 2, 2018
yes fellaini that's why we love you
— Keyz AKA Styles (@stylesrowang97) July 2, 2018
— Silvestre Carvalho (@Silcar2013) July 2, 2018
Announce 1000 year contract extension
— Sam Handwich (@tehgerse) July 2, 2018
Clearly, this goal has got some Man Utd fans back on side.
Man Utd fans – thoughts?
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