Van Gaal confirms he is changing Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini's position

Louis Van Gaal

Marouane Fellaini is set to be played in a forward role for Manchester United.

Louis van Gaal says Marouane Fellaini is set for a changed role for Manchester United this coming season.

He told a press conference, with quotes relayed by the club's official twitter feed, that Fellaini would be deployed more as a striker as a midfielder.

This is due to an imbalance in United's squad, with the Red Devils now overloaded with midfield options and low on strikers - a real change to Sir Ale Ferguson's final season to the club where the opposite was the case. 

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It's safe to say Marouane Fellaini was not in anybody's mind when Louis van Gaal was discussing talking with a mystery striker earlier this summer.

It is hoped surely that Fellaini would be only an alternative option up front to be used late in games, rather than a starter.

The Red Devils are low on back-up behind Wayne Rooney, and while finally they have an embarrassment of riches in midfield, and Fellaini may stand a better chance of getting a game up top - United will fall short this season if they believe the Belgian is a true replacement for signing a striker.

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