Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has labelled Marouane Fellaini as Manchester United’s “plan B” as he can be “horrible” to play against.
The midfielder grabbed a brace during the Red Devils’ 4-0 victory at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday, while Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku completed the scoring.
And Gerrard thinks he is a good player to have in your team if you are wanting to go “direct” and “ugly”.
“He’s horrible (to play against),” he told BT Sport. “He’s a handful, even when he was at Everton, he was a little bit further forward. He used to back in, get flick-ons, hold the ball up.
“The key here is that the manager loves him. He’s always going on record praising him.
“I think he’s been quite clever keeping him as a plan B because sometimes you can try all the class and all the nice bits, but sometimes you need to go ugly, you need to go direct, you need to have a plan B.
“He’s certainly United’s plan B and he’s very effective.”