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Published: 12:21 | 28/3/16

Fellaini used incorrectly by Van Gaal - Wilmots

Belgium coach says midfielder wasted in Man Utd role

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has claimed that Marouane Fellaini is not being used correctly by Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal.

The former Everton player has been a target for the boo-boys for much of his three seasons at Old Trafford, often being accused of being an example of the poor decision-making at the club since Alex Ferguson's retirement and Ed Woodward's promotion to running the club.

The criticism has increased this campaign as Fellaini has turned in mediocre performance after mediocre performance but Wilmots believes the player is simply being misused.

“I know him by heart,” he told The Times newspaper. “In my eyes, he is a box-to-box [midfielder]. He could also play as No. 6 by himself, but not with a partner.

“He has the ability to play on the offensive too, as Everton used him. He is the best goal scorer I have. He is a very good player with a unique profile, but he is a player who must be used taking his qualities into account.”

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