Manchester United legend Paddy Crerand is delighted with the signing of Marouane Fellaini and is confident that the Belgium international will become a fans’ favourite.
The 74 year old knows United fans were expecting a more flashy arrival.
However the former United midfielder argues: “Down the years, we’ve had some magnificent players in midfield, like Roy Keane and Bryan Robson. And now, with Fellaini, we’ve got much more power and strength than we had last year, so I think he’s a big asset.
“I think he’s a threat around the penalty area. When there are free-kicks and corner kicks around the box, he’s going to be a big, big threat. And, every time a ball comes into our defensive area, he’s going to be a good player to have there as well.
“I think his height and strength could be big factors for us. But I’m not taking anything away from his [technical] ability either, I think he’s also a very good footballer.
“I think he’s a very good buy; there are a lot of fans out there thinking about Ronaldo and Bale and that sort of player, but I think he’s an important buy for the club. I think United have done a great bit of business. He wanted to play for the club and that’s a big thing in itself.”