Marouane Fellaini issues Man United rallying cry

Marouane Fellaini insists there is still plenty of time for Man United to bounce back from their slow start

Marouane Fellaini
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini Photo: The Sport Review

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini insists there is plenty of time to make up for the club’s poor start to the new season.

Two defeats in the opening four games of the 2018-19 season have left Man United playing catch-up already, despite being many experts initial picks to challenge Manchester City for the title this year.

Jose Mourinho’s men did manage to pick up a much-needed win against Burnley on Sunday but with high flying Watford up next, the pressure will still be high on the team after the international break.

According to Fellaini, who has had to make do with a bit-part role so far this year, Manchester United can still turn things around and it is too early to rule them out of anything.

He told MUTV: “The season is long and it’s only the beginning of the season. In the last two years, we started very well.

“This season, a bit less, but the season is long so let’s keep going. In the Premier League, everything is possible so let’s see. Like I said, the next game is more important than this one.”

The encouraging aspect of Manchester United’s inauspicious start is the fact that against Tottenham and Burnley in their last two matches, Mourinho opted to attack the opposition with a more fluid set-up.

If the team can sort out their current defensive issues then they should have enough to climb back up to the top end of the Premier League table, given their plethora of attacking options and potentially new ethos under the Portuguese coach.

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