With Manchester United planning to buy big in the winter transfer window in order to bolster their attack options by New Year, they could also be losing one of their own in Marouane Fellaini as the Belgium national team coach, Marc Wilmots, isn’t pleased with the player’s lack of game time at the Old Trafford. Fellaini was instrumental in Belgium’s fine run into securing a Euros 2016 qualification berth, which saw them move to top of the FIFA Ranking. But he is a substitute player in United’s ranks; a situation Wilmots believes could affect his performances in next summer European games in France.
The midfielder has started only 1 League game this season and has 5 other appearances as a substitute in the League. In order to be in top form for the tournament, the 28 year-old will need regular playing time, and he isn’t close to getting it at the Theatre of Dreams anytime soon.
A move away is ideal, as he risks being dropped from the Belgium team starting lineup that hopes to win their first ever title at France. The towering player arrived from Everton with David Moyes in 2013, but hasn’t been able to secure a constant starting shirt since the departure of his mentor.
Fellaini was instrumental in Manchester United’s return to the Champions League when he secured their winning goal against Club Brugge in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League play offs. He has also shown his spark of brilliance this season in the League, most especially in the 3 – 0 thrashing at the hands of Arsenal when he come on as a 2nd half substitute and helped restore balance to the weak United side. The player who has 6 goals in 49 appearances for United could heed to his coach’s advise and exit come January or chose to remain in order to fight for a shirt.