Ian Wright: Why Jose Mourinho keeps playing this Man United midfielder
The Arsenal legend believes Jose Mourinho like Maroaune Fellaini's physicality
Ian Wright believes Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho likes Marouane Fellaini’s physicality.
The Red Devils played out a 1-1 draw with Everton in the Premier League at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon.
The 20-time English champions appeared to be coasting towards three points after Zlatan Ibrahimovic broke the deadlock in the first half.
However, substitute Fellaini brought down Idrissa Gueye to concede an 89th-minute penalty and offer Leighton Baines the chance to level from the spot.
The Everton full-back placed his finish past Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea to rescue a point for the Toffees.
The Belgium international has played 11 Premier League games under Mourinho this season after the Portuguese coach’s appointment as Louis van Gaal’s successor in May.
While Wright admits he is surprised Mourinho has persevered with Fellaini, the Arsenal legend believes the Manchester United boss likes the defensive midfielder’s physical presence.
“It must be the physicality with Marouane Fellaini. I can’t understand what it is. I don’t think it’s footballing ability,” Wright told BBC Radio Five Live’s 606 show.
“He isn’t calm on the ball like Michael Carrick is and passing it to his own players. He hasn’t got the creative ability about him. It is purely the physical side of him.”
The Red Devils have drawn 1-1 in their last three Premier League games against Arsenal, West Ham United and Everton.