Marouane Fellaini could be the first casualty of the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era.
The Belgium international has not featured regularly under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjar – just three minutes as a substitute – who prefers a midfield trio of Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba thus far.
Unlike in games while managed by José Mourinho, United are not calling on the Belgian to provide late goals from the bench in a horrific lump-ball manner. There is now a sense of direction on the pitch when the players cross the halfway line.
Fellaini has his days. You could argue every dog does, but the former Everton midfield just isn’t good enough for a United side that wants to attack and play attractive football.
And, Solskjaer seems to be the type of manager who would rather bring on a quick and mobile forward instead of building a system late on in games to accommodate Fellaini.
AMK Spor, translated by Sport Witness, have stuck their neck out to claim Turkish side Fenerbahce are ready to make an offer to sign the 31-year-old, who signed a contract extension in June to remain at Old Trafford until 2020, as per The Independent.
The Yellow Canaries had been sniffing around Fellaini during the summer while he was deciding on his future, but now these reports flood in with Solskjaer at the helm and doing much better with different players.
The report from AMK suggests Fenerbache are ready to offer Fellaini €7.5 million on an 18-month contract and they are waiting on a response from the United player’s entourage.
Solskjaer previously said each player would be given a chance to prove themselves, like Antonio Valencia on Wednesday night against Newcastle. We may well see Fellaini start in the FA Cup against Reading on Saturday, though I’m sure many would prefer to see James Garner or another player from the youth teams.