If ever a match was set up for a player to excel, last night was it, and Fellaini did not disappoint.
United's defensive frailties and poor track record of keeping Fellaini in check meant that lining Michael Carrick up in defence against him was always asking for trouble, not that the club had much choice with all their injuries.
We went as far as to predict the Belgian would steal the headlines rather than Van Persie, and he proved our analysis right.
Here is what pundits and football fans on Twitter have been saying about Fellaini's star showing last night.
@henrywinter: Goodison really is a special place with noise like this - absolutely shaking the foundations. Fellaini, Jags, Pienaar, Hibbert exceptional.
@vincentkompany: Marouane Fellaini was absolutely outstanding tonight. I'm so impressed by his performance. Great again for Belgian football.
@gravprosser: M*n U could have signed Superman to play in midfield and still would have come off second best to Fellaini.
@Dudley1927: Bruno mars would catch a grenade for you, but Marouane Fellaini could take it down on his chest and control it.
@soccerbyives Gotta love seeing Fellaini pressing hard defensively in the 90th minute. Man of the Match even without the goal. He's been a beast all day.
@tajudmd Barca should have bought Fellaini instead of Song
@ericsluvchild: I wish I found a genie's lamp and my first wish would to buy Fellaini b4 a week on Friday
@tonydalton_ It's tough to say, bu Fellaini is easily better than any Liverpool midfielder #fact #depressing
@macca4efc Fellaini is the best centre midfielder in the whole world
@pedfullerton Doesnt want to wish his life away but can the transfer window hurry up and close be4 a Fellaini bid comes in- what a player #unplayable
@jonnydaly Fellaini is everything United lack in the middle. Power, bite, and aerial bite. The transfer window can't shut soon enough #efc
Can Everton hold onto him before the transfer window closes?
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