December 4, 2023

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Fellaini, from United’s success to the abyss

Fellaini, from United’s success to the abyss

Marouane Fellaini hangs up his boots. Whoever is a Standard Liege, Everton or Manchester United player He announced that he would end his professional career at the end of the season. At the age of 35, and after spending five years in the Chinese Super League, he has put an end to that. The former Belgian international has gone from global fame to abyss.

The coach of Shandong, the Chinese team he has played for since leaving the English Premier League, spoke about Fellaini. He admitted that he had already made his decision, although he tried to persuade him to continue his activity. The Shandong team will hold a farewell party for the Belgian after his match in Henan.

Fellaini has played 139 matches, scoring 50 goals and providing 12 assists for Shandong since joining them in February 2019. But it was not in the world’s most populous country that Ferrini achieved popularity.

Excellent success

He trained at the Standard Liège youth academy, and received offers from Europe’s top clubs from a young age, but chose to sign in 2008 for Everton. He spent four seasons there regularly until 2013 when he was released Final jump for Manchester United. Five seasons at Old Trafford, 199 appearances, 12 goals. He managed to win the FA Cup and the Europa League, among other achievements.

It culminated on orders from Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese arrives on the bench Red Devils It gave him an extra advantage, because he was his favorite player. Always united, in good times and bad. Support the coach when the locker room was against him.

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“They brought in one of the best coaches in the world in Jose Mourinho, he wanted to build a team and they fired him. I don’t know what they will do with Solskjaer, but for me, to win and improve, you need time. Mourinho, during the first season, did it in an amazing way. “He improved the team, he won things. But when you’re looking to build a team, you need time, not changing coaches every two years or every year.”

Even when he was already active in the Chinese League, Mo tried to sign him for Tottenham. However, Fellaini preferred to remain in China, It is fully air conditioned. In 2020, he suffered a complex episode when he contracted the Coronavirus and was hospitalized in Madrid for more than two weeks. Jinan.

Fellaini, who was an international with Belgium from the youth ranks until he reached senior level, and played with them in the European Cups and World Cup.. He bid farewell to the national team in 2018, after more than 10 years. Now it’s time to say goodbye.

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