Jamie Redknapp: Why Marouane Fellaini isn’t answer for Man United
Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp doesn't believe Marouane Fellaini is Champions League quality
Jamie Redknapp has warned Manchester United that Maroaune Fellaini isn’t the long-term answer if the Red Devils qualify for the Champions League.
The 20-time English champions are on the brink of sealing a return to Europe’s top table and need to win just three more Premier League games to seal fourth place.
It’s a worry teams can stop Man United by stopping Fellaini
Fellaini has been a mainstay of Louis van Gaal’s side in recent weeks after the Belgium international came back into favour following a return of two goals in his last six appearances.
However, former Liverpool midfielder believes Fellaini lacks Champions League quality, adding that the Red Devils can’t just rely on one option next season.
“Fellaini has been in good form but is he the answer long-term? I don’t think he is. You want a bit more subtlety in your game – especially for Champions League games next year.,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.
“I can’t deny he’s surprised me and I have respect for what he’s done. But it’s a worry teams can stop Man United by stopping Fellaini. You need to have more to you than that one option.
Fellaini has scored five goals in 23 Premier League appearances under Dutch coach Van Gaal this season.
The 27-year-old was initially an unpopular signing with United fans after David Moyes snapped up the midfielder in a £27.5m deal from Everton in 2013.