Louis van Gaal has finally found his new striker in Marouane Fellaini. Yes the news surprise many, but the Manchester United bos has himself confirmed the news that if neede he would utilise Marouane Fellaini as a number 9 in future.
Manchester United are in search of a new striker since a long time and they have been linked with several big names in this transfer window. Thomas Muller, Edinson Cavani, Neymar have all been linked with the Premier League giants but the club is yet to finalise any deal. Club captain Wayne Rooney has been out of form and looked vulnerable so far in the striking zone.
Thus, Louis van Gaal gas find a way out to solve the dee rooted problem.
Ahead of the club’s UEFA Champions League qualifiers clash against Club Brugge, Van Gaal addressed the media, where hed said: “He can play as a No.9 and a, and he can also play as a No.6 and No.8. This year he will play more as a No.9 and rather than 6 and 8 because there we have other players.”
Marouane Fellaini played his first game for Manchester United this season last week in the first leg match with club Brugge. He came as a replacement in the second half and had scored the winning goal.
When the Belgian was asked if he was comfortable playing as a striker he opined: “In the past I have played No.9 and. I have to help the team. I can play there. It’s not important where I play, the most important thing is to win the game. Of course it’s different but I enjoy all the positions I can play in.
“Everyone knows my first season was difficult but it’s in the past and now I look forward.
“Last year I did quite well and I want to continue like that so I just look forward to doing well and scoring some goals.”
Marouane Fellaini had played as a number 10 last season under Louis van Gaal. He was used as target man upfront and his height was used to reach the long balls.