Former Man United star: Why I feel sorry for Marouane Fellaini

David May says Marouane Fellaini isn't good enough for Manchester United

Marouane Fellaini isn’t good enough for Manchester United, according to David May.

The Red Devils midfielder missed a great opportunity to give United a 4-2 lead at St James’s Park after Wayne Rooney’s 79th-minute strike.

However, Newcastle defender Paul Dummett netted a late equaliser to deny Louis van Gaal’s side three points and back-to-back Premier League wins.

Fellaini has been a scapegoat for United over the past two-and-a-half seasons following his big-money move from Everton in the summer of 2013.

And May, who was part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s treble-winning squad in 1999, explained why he feels sorry for the towering Belgium international.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with 888Sport, May said: “I feel sorry for him at times because he’s certainly not a holding midfield player yet United seem to play him in that role.

“For me Fellaini has to be a hell of lot more forward and get in the box more. The amount of times he is deep when the ball is wide and he should be breaking into that box seven out of ten times. Is that the manger telling him to hold his position or Fellaini can’t be bothered getting in there?

“Whenever Fellaini played against United he absolutely destroyed us. Where is all that? Why can’t he do that now when United are better than Everton at creating chances?”

The Red Devils have only managed to record one win in their last eight Premier League games since a 2-1 victory over Watford at the end of November.

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The 20-time English champions were 2-1 winners against Liverpool at Anfield last season thanks to Juan Mata’s brilliant brace on Merseyside.

Read the full interview with David May at 888sport.com.

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