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Liverpool legend: Fellaini signing wrong for Manchester United

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has questioned Manchester United's signing of Marouane Fellaini from Everton.

The Belgian star signed for the Red Devils for £27.5 million on deadline day and Carragher is unsure where he was the right signing for David Moyes.

Carragher, who is currently works alongside former Red Devils captain Gary Neville at Sky Sports, thinks other players would have been better suited to United rather than Fellaini.

When discussing Fellaini's move to Old Trafford on Sky Sports, Carragher stated: "I'm not sure about Manchester United's signing of Marouane Fellaini.

"It looks like they have bought him to play in central midfield but his better games for Everton were when he was playing just off the frontman and used as a target - the first match of last season against Man United being a great example.

"I don't think United will use him that way, though, and instead will put him next to Michael Carrick in the middle of the park, but if that was the position they wanted to fill, I am surprised they didn't get a more Spanish-type midfielder.

"It certainly looks like they wanted one as they tried hard to get Cesc Fabregas and Thiago Alcantara and when they didn't get them they went for Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao, and I feel that sort of player would be better suited to United's exciting play than Fellaini."

Carragher's old club Liverpool beat United 1-0 last weekend as Moyes returned to Merseyside and the Red Devils will be hoping for an improvement when they host Premier League new-boys Crystal Palace after the international break.

The game could mark Fellaini's Manchester United debut and will give a clear indication as to how Moyes will utilise the Belgian star this season. Wilfried Zaha could also be set to feature against his old club.

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Jamie Carragher
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