Marouane Fellaini makes awful mistake to allow Jamie Vardy to score

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One man that may not be too happy with Manchester United signing Paul Pogba is Marouane Fellaini.

The Belgian will find first-team football extremely tough to come by once the Frenchman has completed his record-breaking move to Old Trafford.

But the former Everton man did himself no favours during the Community Shield clash against Leicester City.

With the Red Devils leading 1-0 thanks to a magnificent individual goal from Jesse Lingard in the first-half, Jose Mourinho’s side looked comfortable.

Well, that’s until Fellaini intervened.

The midfielder attempted a back-pass to David de Gea but it was woefully short. Jamie Vardy gleefully nipped in to round the Spanish goalkeeper and equalised for the champions.

While it was extremely quick-thinking from the England international, it was an awful mistake from Fellaini.

Unsurprisingly, he received plenty of criticism on Twitter for his howler.

After the goal, the camera panned to Mourinho and his reaction said it all. He was not impressed.

It was only this morning that Fellaini admitted that he had Mourinho’s trust ahead of this season.

"When you play for United you have to have competition," he told MUTV, per Manchester Evening News.

"Everyone has to fight for his place; I think that’s why you give everything on the pitch.

"It’s not easy, so if you’re not good or you don’t do well, the other players then take your place and I think they always push you to be the best.

"I think I can help the team, I can contribute, I can do well for this team. I think the manager trusts me.

"He knows what I can do, he knows my qualities and that is important. I want to give everything for the team."

Well, he may have just lost Mourinho’s trust after that awful error.

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