Marouane Fellaini: How big a blow would it be for Man Utd if he left?
Last Updated: 10/05/18 7:14pm
How much would Manchester United miss Marouane Fellaini if the Belgian were to leave the club when his contract expires this summer?
The Belgian 30-year-old has been offered a new deal by United but is considering his options and could make a free transfer.
Would he be a big loss to Jose Mourinho? Should United do all they can to try to keep him at the club? We asked Soccer Saturday pundits Matt Le Tissier and Charlie Nicholas for their views…
Matt Le Tissier - Not the Plan B for United
"I guess from a manager's perspective he gives you a different option. Will he start 30 games next season? No, probably not. He's just a squad player who gives you a use in certain situation and Manchester United should be better than having 'throw on the big lad' as their plan B.
"I think Mourinho will keep him around because he likes to have options but for the fans I think he represents what they are frustrated at in terms of the style he represents."
Charlie Nicholas - Likely to make way for new signings
"Well after scoring the winner against Arsenal I'm not his biggest fan!
"He was one of the players who was brought in for the sake of it under a desperate David Moyes, but we can see he's not technically good enough to stay at United.
"If they're going to bring in a few other players this summer then you'd think he'd be offloaded along with the likes of Luke Shaw, Juan Mata and Marcos Rojo to make room."
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