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5 reasons why Jose Mourinho should get rid of Marouane Fellaini

Scott Newman
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9.50K   //    12 May 2017, 16:56 IST

#2 His disciplinary record is appalling

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 27:   Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United is shown a red card during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on April 27, 2017 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Fellaini – receiving the red card here for headbutting Sergio Aguero – has a terrible disciplinary record

One massive reason that United ought to consider for getting rid of Fellaini is his terrible disciplinary record. This season has seen him pick up ten yellow cards and one red card for United, last season it was seven yellows, and the season before that it was seven yellows and one red. And of course, he isn’t a regular starter for United which makes that record even worse.

It isn’t just bookings and sendings-off which are an issue, either – last May saw him banned for three games following an incident with Leicester’s Robert Huth that wasn’t seen by the referee but was caught on camera; Fellaini was seen elbowing the German defender.

United aren’t strangers to having combative players amongst their squad – Zlatan Ibrahimovic, for instance, is no angel, and historically some of the Premier League’s most explosive players have called Old Trafford their home – Paul Ince, Eric Cantona and in particular Roy Keane come instantly to mind. The difference though is that all of those players were world-class talents in their prime and offered far more to United than Fellaini does.

With a disciplinary record as bad as that – and a playing style that is likely to garner more bookings due to the liberal use of his elbows – Fellaini is simply a liability that United just don’t need to be carrying next season.

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Scott Newman
UK based, big follower of football and MMA. Tottenham and England fan for life!
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