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Marouane Fellaini: Would he change United?

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Everton's controversial, yet extremely important, midfielder Marouane Fellaini has been linked with a move to Manchester United all summer.

After pursuing other midfielders such as Cesc Fabregas and Thiago Alcantara, it seems David Moyes will have to stick with Fellaini, with whom he worked before he was named the successor to Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.

Fellaini is by no means not capable of playing for the champions of England. In fact, remembering what an impact he made during Manchester United's opening day defeat away at Everton last season and in the 4-4 draw at Old Trafford the season before that, highlights just how special he can be.

Those performances prove that Fellaini can shine on the big occasions, so he could turn out to be a potential bargain signing for Moyes, but what exactly will he bring to a United side that is so far unchanged from last season?

First of all, he would bring dominance in the air. With wingers such as Nani, Valencia, Ashley Young and Wilfried Zaha, who all like to put in aerial crosses in the box, Manchester United could really benefit from someone like Fellaini.

His aerial prowess would not only mean business on the scoresheet, he can also use his height as an advantage while defending corners or free kicks.

United have many midfielders capable of distributing passes from defence to the other side of the pitch, however they do not necessarily have the muscle in the midfield.

Another one of Fellaini's greatest assets is his power while on the ball. Fellaini is very strong and can out muscle most midfielders in England, meaning that United's midfield can be more dominating whereas in the past it has been steam rolled on big occasions.

Along with Carrick, I think Fellaini would more or less complete United's midfield woes for now.

At £20 million, you can't really find a talented midfielder of his age with experience in the Premier League. He is very well suited to the English league, and I think he can fill in the gap sometimes prominent in big matches.

An example is the Manchester derby. He could shut down Yaya Toure, who has been a daunting figure against the Red Devils in the past.

All that remains is to see if Moyes will be persistent enough to sign him up!

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