Wednesday, 30th April, 2014

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has revealed he does not understand why Manchester United have played Marouane Fellaini out of position this season.

The English champions splashed £27.5m to sign Fellaini from Everton last summer, the midfielder following his former Toffees' manager David Moyes to Old Trafford.

However, Fellaini's fortunes on the pitch mirrored Moyes' in the dugout, with the Belgian derided as a flop. Moyes paid the ultimate price for his under-performance, being sacked.

But Wilmots has come out in defence of Fellaini, slamming Manchester United.


"I do not understand why Manchester United pick him to play in a system with two number 6s. Marouane is a box-to-box player", Wilmots told Het Laaste Nieuws.

And Fellaini's performances at club level have not affected his prospects on the international stage.

"I have no doubts over Marouane", said Wilmots.

"The World Cup finals will be a good opportunity for him to show his worth."

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