Manchester United player Marouane Fellaini has enjoyed something of a renaissance at Old Trafford this season, going from much-maligned under former manager David Moyes to vital under his successor Louis van Gaal.
No more do United fans bemoan the £27.5million signing as a waste of money; instead they celebrate every time he hits the back of the net or puts in another fine display.
Fellaini may not be the best midfielder in the world, but he fits van Gaal’s current style at United perfectly and without him they may not have finished in the top four.
The former Everton player was at it again this weekend, scoring two goals and setting up another in Belgium’s 4-3 victory against France.
The United star scored with a close-range effort and a wonderful header to put his country 2-0 up and it was only a couple of late consolation goals from France that ultimately softened what was still a humiliating defeat.
After the match we took to Twitter to see what United fans thought of Fellaini’s performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
The Big Fella was brilliant for Belgium. He was all over the place. Brilliant player Fellaini is.— Mr. Owilee (@StiflerShrek) June 8, 2015
Ever since the World Cup last year Fellaini has turned everything around and is now enjoying a brilliant spell for both club and country.— Skye (@Skye_Ellison) June 7, 2015
Man-utd Fellaini puts in a superb display in his sides 4-3 victory over france getting a double and an assist in an international friendly.— Ikechukwu John (@ikeboy76) June 7, 2015
What has LVG done to Fellaini.... Wow— Bradley lye (@bradley_lye789) June 8, 2015
So basically, Fellaini was involved in all 4 goals tonight. Wow, a lot of credit to him! #MUFC— JustRedDevils (@JustRedDevils) June 7, 2015
Marouanne Fellaini proving his critics wrong (including me) and showing great mental strength in doing so. Full credit to him— Talha Siddiqui (@TalhaSid90) June 8, 2015
Great performance @Fellaini. Scoring 2 goals, 1 assist and finally winning a penalty that's unbelievable. Well done and keep improving— Mousa_MUTD (@MousaMUTD) June 8, 2015