DEBATE: Jose Mourinho’s use of Marouane Fellaini - embarrassing or justified?

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And Fred was inches away from his second United goal with a rasping drive that rose just over the crossbar in a bright start from the hosts that contrasted sharply to their sluggish form in recent weeks. They're not entertaining us. Fellaini then ran to his boss and hugged him.

"For the ones that have a nice life, is different", Mourinho said.

But that does not mean the decision should not be questioned, as Mourinho seems to allude.

"(Lindelof) does the scan (Tuesday) but, by the experience of the medical department and the feelings of the player, he has a muscular problem and a muscular problem takes time", added Mourinho, who said Lindelof would be out for "quite a while".

Doing so is on page one of any coaching manual.

"But, no, you say, "You left big names outside".

Marcus Rashford, one of their livelier players, was also their most wasteful, missing five opportunities, including an outstanding one in the opening five minutes. Marouane Fellaini may not be prestigious, but he's plenty powerful.

Sanchez was dropped from United’s squad for Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Young Boys
Sanchez was dropped from United’s squad for Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Young Boys Credit GETTY IMAGES

He has hit the net just four times in all competitions this season, and he has revealed that his conversation with Mourinho has led to him reassessing his own goals as he bids to fire United back into contention in the Premier League.

Jose Mourinho said he was confident De Gea would stay and commit his future after hailing the Spaniard as the "best goalkeeper in the world" following his stunning save against Young Boys shortly before Fellaini's victor.

But all this has really done is kept Mourinho in the job for a bit longer.

Manchester United and David de Gea's camp are increasingly confident of striking a new long-term contract at Old Trafford, according to M.E.N's Ciaran Kelly.

Too many times this season, this has been the only way for Mourinho's side to get a result and that in itself is definitely embarrassing for a club like Manchester United.

Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring their third goal with Marouane Fellaini at the Old Trafford in Manchester October 6, 2018.

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