Friday 24 January 2020

Manchester United fan quits Twitter after losing Marouane Fellaini bet

Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini
Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini

Callum Davis

A cocky Manchester United fan has vowed to embark on a year of Twitter silence after Marouane Fellaini scored at in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

Since arriving from Everton in 2013, Marouane Fellaini has become the most universally maligned Manchester United player.

The big Belgian's uniquely direct, no-nonsense brand of football has, for some United fans, come to symbolise everything that is wrong with Louis van Gaal's philosophy.

Manchester United named Marouane Fellaini in midfield ahead of their FA Cup semi-final against the Toffees at Wembley, and fans were far from pleased.

With Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Morgan Schneiderlei all starting on the bench, fans questioned their Dutch manager's decision to start the lanky midfielder.

One Manchester United fan was so adamant the 28-year-old would contribute little in the FA Cup semi-final that he promised to quit Twitter if the Belgian scored.

Neat work from Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford meant that United enjoyed the best of the first half at Wembley.

When Martial beat Besic with ease to get to the byline, the Frenchman's pull-back was perfectly met by Marouane Fellaini who calmly stroked United in front.

True to his word, Twitter user Jordan Coombe said his farewells after Fellaini gave United a deserved first half lead.

Fellaini has scored just eight goals in 58 appearances for Manchester United since signing David Moyes bought his former Everton star in 2013.

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