Manchester United are likely to welcome £27.5 million signing Marouane Fellaini back into their squad this weekend, David Moyes has confirmed.
The boss also hopes to have Marouane Fellaini available for the trip to Stoke. Moyes told papers: "I'll probably include him in the squad."— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 31, 2014
While the central midfielder has disappointed, his comeback could turn out to be well timed.
In travelling to the Britannia, Manchester United face a Stoke side who have won more aerial battles than any Premier League team, and literally hundreds more than them.
When it comes to United's midfielders, Fellaini wins by far the most aerial battles per game, and should be well suited for the physical battle that awaits his side.
|Name||Team||Aerial Won / apps|
|Marouane Fellaini||Man Utd||2.88|
|Luis Antonio Valencia||Man Utd||1.60|
|Michael Carrick||Man Utd||0.87|
|Ashley Young||Man Utd||0.50|
|Shinji Kagawa||Man Utd||0.44|
|Tom Cleverley||Man Utd||0.35|
|Darren Fletcher||Man Utd||0.25|
|Ryan Giggs||Man Utd||0.20|
|Adnan Januzaj||Man Utd||0.12|
He may not be the most popular man among United's support after his underwhelming start to his career at the club, but if there was a time for him to prove himself, here is his chance...
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