Man United fans blame one man for Everton draw - and it's not Fellaini

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Manchester United fans had every right to be frustrated after their draw with Everton.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's 42nd-minute goal looked to have won it for the visitors until Leighton Baines' late penalty, a result which means United are now nine points off the top four and thirteen off the summit.

There can be no arguments as to who was to blame for another two dropped points, Marouane Fellaini clumsily giving away the spot-kick within minutes of coming on.

In the eight minutes the Belgian spent on the pitch, he didn't make a single successful pass, tackle, or interception.

Nonetheless, fury on social media wasn't just being directed towards the hapless midfielder.

To be fair, he didn't put himself on, and the man who did, Jose Mourinho, was getting his fair share of abuse too.

As returns to old clubs go, Fellaini's has to rank up there among the worst.

United fans will be particularly infuriated as Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger weren't even deemed worthy of a place on the bench.

Mourinho defiant 

This response isn't going to make the United boss much more popular either:

It's not as if this is the first time Fellaini has done something like that, but the timing of his mistake made it inevitable that Mourinho was going to be under fire for bringing him on.

As long as United continue to struggle, questions are going to be asked of Mourinho, and he probably should have had the foresight to anticipate an incident like that occurring.

The Portuguese now has a big decision to make ahead of next week's game against Tottenham at Old Trafford, and if he does put his faith in Fellaini again, he'll have to pray he doesn't let him down.

Is Mourinho to blame for two more dropped points? Have your say in the comments. 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Paris Saint-Germain
Premier League
Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United
Europa League

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