The Belgian did not have his best game at Old Trafford yesterday.
What Louis van Gaal did not need yesterday was for his Manchester United players to put in an abject performance v Norwich City at Old Trafford.
With Jose Mourinho in the job office United will always have the temptation to replace Van Gaal with a younger, more stylish, model - even if the football would be largely the same.
But selection might be different and after the defeat to Norwich at home yesterday, courtesy of goals from the elite that is Cameron Jerome and Alex Tettey, the team selection of LvG has been under scrutiny once again.
Marouane Fellaini, again, is in the spotlight.
The David Moyes signing has, in some parts, won over the Manchester United fans after his woeful first season at the club.
There are some who will say he was United's best player v Bournemouth.
Yesterday however he was poor and United fans could not understand why the bullish but unspectacular Belgian was in the starting XI ahead of Ander Herrera and Morgan Schneiderlin.
He struggled against The Canaries and offered no shape to the team's midfield.
Here is how the United fans reacted to his performance on Twitter...
His team selection is baffling. Fellaini over Schneiderlin? Rooney over Herrera? His substitutions (or lack of yesterday) are poor. #mufc— Vikash Patel (@VikashPatel94) December 20, 2015
LVG is playing Fellaini in centre midfield when Morgan and Herrera are both available. Poor decision he will regret. #MUFC— Manchester United (@MUFCNeverDies) December 19, 2015
Whilst Fellaini is wearing a United shirt we're going nowhere #mufc— Brian O'Sullivan (@brianos45) December 20, 2015
Watching the United highlights again, second goal, look where Fellaini is positioned when we have the ball in defence! #mufc— Nathan Staples (@NathanJStaples) December 20, 2015
Question: Why was Schneiderlin not used today? Fellaini is crap & Carrick has had an awful season!— Josh Homer (@mufc_josh93) December 19, 2015
Why LvG insists on playing Fellaini is beyond me. Schneiderlin & Herrera were available. #MUFC— Scott (@Gobshitescotty) December 19, 2015