Redknapp explains why Fellaini was never right fit for Man Utd

Joe Williams
during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on November 24, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Former midfielder Jamie Redknapp “never felt” Marouane Fellaini was the right fit at Manchester United.

Fellaini is expected to make a move from United to Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng after the Premier League club agreed a deal.

And the deal doesn’t surprise Redknapp as the Red Devils look to go in a new direction after the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

On Fellaini leaving United, Redknapp told Sky Sports: “I’m not surprised actually.

“I think with the way they’re trying to play right now, he was a player who you’d bring on to try and make an impact at times under Jose Mourinho.

“He never really, in my eyes, fitted the bill of a Man United player.

“Obviously talented, plays for Belgium, has had a really good career.

“But if you’re looking at how United play, trying to play through midfield, it didn’t suit him.

“But 10-15 minutes to go you’d bring him on, he did it countless times didn’t he.

“He’s such a focal point to the team, he’s great in the air.

“But I never felt he was the right fit as a Manchester United player in my opinion.”