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09th Apr 2017

Jose Mourinho makes Marouane Fellaini captain, and the reaction is inevitable

It's come to this...

Robert Redmond

Manchester United travel to Sunderland in the early Premier League kick-off on Sunday, and will be led out by Marouane Fellaini.

The much-maligned Belgian captains the side, as several senior United players miss out for the game at the Stadium of Light.

Wayne Rooney isn’t in the squad, Michael Carrick is on the bench, Chris Smalling is injured and David de Gea misses the game.

That leaves one man to take up the captaincy – Fellaini.

The Belgian midfielder has never been a fan favourite at Old Trafford, but Mourinho seems to trust him. He’s also the longest-serving player in the United XI.

However, the reaction to Mourinho’s decision was one of derision.

Here’s the United team for the game:

And here’s Sunderland’s starting XI:

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