David Moyes must use Fellaini further forward, says Everton hero

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Manchester United aren't getting the best out of Marouane Fellaini, believes former Everton player Graeme Sharp.

The big Belgian switched to Old Trafford in the summer after five years at Goodison Park, and has since struggled to have the sort of impact on games that he did with his former club.

Despite managing the midfielder at Everton, Sharp believes Moyes is failing to use Fellaini properly - disregarding his strengths.

The £27.5million signing has been operating in a defensive midfield capacity alongside Michael Carrick, although Sharp doesn't think this suits the player.

"Marouane Fellaini was a good player for Everton when he played further forward," Sharp is quoted as saying on talkSPORT. "He used his height and aggression to cause problems.

“He is now being asked to play as a sitting midfield player. I don’t think you get the best of Marouane Fellaini like that."

He also believes Fellaini may struggle to adapt to the fast-paced, technical game that United were famous for under former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Sharp - who won two league titles with Everton in the 1980s - believes there may have to be a change to integrate the Belgian international into the side:

“I’m not sure if he is a Manchester United player who gets on the ball quickly and makes attacks happen. There has to be a little change there.”

United conceded a late leveller at home to Southampton on Saturday to leave the champions eight points adrift of league-leaders Arsenal.

Manager David Moyes has come under criticism from sections of the Old Trafford crowed, and the pressure will mount if they fail to defeat Real Sociedad in the Champions League.

Rumours have continued to rumble that Moyes will attempt to sign a creative midfielder in January, as he saw a summer bid for Cesc Fabregas fail miserably.

Moyes has also been dealt a blow, as reported target Wesley Sneijder was all but ruled out of leaving Turkey by the Galatasaray president.

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