Belgium boss tells Marouane Fellaini to quit Man Utd

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Fellaini has struggled for first team chances at Man Utd this season
Fellaini has struggled for first team chances at Man Utd this season

Belgium boss Marc Wilmots has urged Marouane Fellaini to leave Manchester United in the upcoming transfer window.

Wilmots was keen to endorse a move from United winger Adnan Januzaj to sign for Borussia Dortmund on loan last summer and now he has made his feelings known on another of his Belgian players who is struggling for first team opportunities at Old Trafford.

"A player who does not play for his club is annoying for a coach," declared the Belgium boss told Le Soir.

"Fellaini could play to support the attack, as the No.6. He has very good technique, very good ability to track back and recover.

"Maybe he will try to find a new challenge in January, if it is possible."

The comments from Wilmots are unlikely to be welcomed by United boss Louis van Gaal, who has used Fellaini in six of his side's 12 Premier League matches so far this season.

However, he has only started one of those games and has been deployed as an make-shift target man when he has been given his chance.

Van Gaal may be tempted to play Fellaini at Watford this weekend if Anthony Martial fails to recover from the foot injury he picked up playing for France against England at Wembley on Tuesday night.