Liverpool legend-turned-pundit Steven Gerrard shared his past experience playing against Marouane Fellaini, who has been in fine form for Manchester United this season. The Belgium international produced a man of the match display for United on Saturday afternoon as he scored two headed goals past Crystal Palace in a comfortable 4-0 victory.
Speaking to BT Sport, Gerrard admitted that Fellaini was ‘horrible’ to play against ever since his days with former club Everton. He said h/t The Express: “He’s horrible (to play against). He’s a handful, even when he was at Everton, he was a little bit further forward. He used to back in, get flick-ons, hold the ball up. The key here is that the manager loves him. He’s always going on record praising him.”
Mourinho has continuously praised Fellaini for his efforts this season, and Gerrard insists that the Belgian has proved an effective plan B for United, who are without the reliable Paul Pogba with a hamstring injury.
As a result of his brace, Fellaini has taken his goalscoring tally to four for the campaign, and he looks on course to enjoy his best scoring season in the United shirt. The 29-year-old has previously racked seven goals during the 2014-15 campaign.