Four goals in eleven league starts, including point saving performances against the likes of West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City. Critics being silenced as pundits as well as many fans finally begin to realise the money forked out for the international may well have been a clever investment, despite the doubts. Marouane Fellaini may have endured a somewhat difficult start to his Old Trafford career but as the recent stellar performance against Spurs showed the lanky Belgian can be a vital cog in the Reds machine.
Radamel Falcao on the other hand, barely managed a cameo in the must-win game that saw United move to just two points within derby rivals City as well as all but ending any hopes Spurs had of making the top four- although in a season such as this one that statement may seem a tad premature.
The feared Colombian striker was thought of as one of the best forwards on the planet when he arrived at Old Trafford in the Summer, while if it wasn’t for injury Fellaini may well have been on his way to Napoli not long after Falcao arrived.
Fellaini’s recent exploits just off the striker mean there’s now one less position available for Falcao and this is before Robin Van Persie returns from injury. If Fellaini continues to shine as he did against Spurs then it’s highly likely Louis Van Gaal may be unwilling to fork out the predicted £43 million it would take to keep the Colombian at Old Trafford.
Fellaini in his 11 league starts, completed 90 minutes 9 times.
Falcao in his 12 starts, completed 90 minutes on just 4 occasions. He has been in bad form but Van Gaal has done enough to damage his confidence as well.
Every United fan knows that he will be a hit wherever he goes.