From Laughing Stock To Star: The £30m Man Forcing Critics To Eat Their Words

I think we’ve waited long enough.

It’s time we banished into the wilderness any notions of Marouane Fellaini’s Manchester United career being an abject failure.

In a week which saw Louis van Gaal transition from aging philosopher to born-again genius and Juan Mata explode from the bench to write himself in to United folklore, it’s the fuzzy-headed Belgian with the velcro chest that has to come away with at least a hefty chunk of the peculiarly fickle plaudits coming United’s way.

Signed by David Moyes for the best part of 30 million pounds, Fellaini, despite an injury plagued campaign, quickly became a symbol for all that was wrong with the Scotsman’s ill-fated and short-lived reign at Old Trafford. A large afro-headed stick to be wielded by opposition fans and pundits alike.

But the Belgian has slowly found steady ground for his considerable feet to stomp on under van Gaal. And once the realisation that his best position was a more advanced one arrived, Fellaini’s best form, not seen his days at Goodison Park, soon followed.

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