Manchester United Football Club enjoyed a brilliant return to the Champions League in September. Jose Mourinho’s men picked up two wins from two group stage matches – scoring seven goals and conceding just one in the process. The Red Devils simply have to be thrilled with their return to the biggest competition in the world, but they’ll know it’s just the start.
One of the key performers in our rich vein of form is none other than Marouane Fellaini. The 6’5 Belgian has stepped up wonderfully in Paul Pogba’s absence, and for his displays, he’s been rewarded with a spot in WhoScored’s European Team of the Month for September.
Against FC Basel on matchday one, Fellaini scored a bullet header thanks to an out of this world delivery from the right-foot of Ashley Young. In that game, he made an absolute nuisance out of himself for ninety minutes, winning plenty of aerial duels and being dominant in 50/50 challenges.
He put in a similar type of performance out in Russia. Although he didn’t get on the score-sheet this time. Fellaini was the key to the result purely due to his ability to win the midfield battle almost single-handedly at times.
The 8.5 rating over the two games and the spot in this team was more than deserved. What a top few weeks from a vastly underrated individual.