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31st Dec 2016

Man United fans react as Jose Mourinho recalls a familiar midfield face

Minds blown.


You have got to hand it to Jose Mourinho. The man is rarely predictable.

There were murmurings on Friday that people’s champion Bastian Schweinsteiger would make a rare matchday squad appearance for Manchester United and, sure enough, he is among the subs for the New Year’s Eve visit of Middlesbrough.

However it is another out-of-favour midfielder who replaces the absent Michael Carrick in the United midfield… good old Marouane Fellaini.

Yeah, the sharp-elbowed Belgian is back in the starting XI!

Considering he got booed by his own fans while warming up at Old Trafford earlier this month and has been linked with a move away to somewhere, anywhere, the reaction to his return to the side has not been entirely kind.

Most wanted Schweini in there ahead of Fellaini.

Most just wanted anyone but the Belgian

Fellaini should be thankful for a guy like Josh.