United mishandling Fellaini, says Wilmots

David Rogers

Belgium's international manager has criticised David Moyes for his handling of Marouane Fellaini, and has given the midfielder his backing.

Belgium manager Marc Wilmots has BLASTED Manchester United's deployment of Marouane Fellaini. Speaking to Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws, Wilmots addressed the midfielder's underwhelming first season at Old Trafford and placed the blame firmly with the manager.

I have no doubts about Marouane. The World Cup is a good chance for him to take revenge. I don't understand why Manchester United bought him to play him in a system of two number sixes. Marouane is a box-to-box player.

Many United fans will be startled to learn that United have been playing with a system. Still, it's good news for Fellaini that Wilmots is willing to look past his disappointing club form. Barring injury before the end of the season, it looks as though he's guaranteed a place in the squad, and he may be joined by Adnan Januzaj. Wilmots recently announced that the recently-confirmed-as-a-Belgian will join his 30-man preliminary squad.

As for David Moyes, one outstanding question remains. At what point is it going to be safe for him to start reading the news again?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Busby Babe

You must be a member of The Busby Babe to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Busby Babe. You should read them.

Join The Busby Babe

You must be a member of The Busby Babe to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Busby Babe. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker