Gerrard urged Jose Mourinho to use Man United midfielder as centre-forward

September 13, 2017

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard believes  Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho will get the best out of Marouane Fellaini if the Portuguese tactician plays the Belgian as a centre-forward for United.

The 29-year-old midfielder scored the opener in the 3-0 victory over Basel in Man United’s opening Champions League group game on Tuesday evening.

The powerful star also provided the cross to the far post which set up Marcus Rashford for the Red Devils third goal at Old Trafford. He could now keep his place in midfield as Paul Pogba will miss Sunday’s Premier League clash Everton with a hamstring injury.

But when asked about Fellaini’s best position, Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard suggests it was easy to play against him as a central midfielder and believes the Belgian should be utilised higher up the pitch.

‘In the middle of the pitch, he never used to hurt you or harm you, you’d play against him all day,’ the former Liverpool captain told BT Sport.

‘You used to like playing around him, he didn’t really bother you.

‘But for Everton as a forward, he’d back into you, people could run off and he’d be a right handful. For United, if people get quality deliveries into the box he’ll score you goals.’