Manchester United travelled to Goodison Park to face Everton, in search of a win to turn a recent run of draws in the Premier League.
The luck, however, didn’t change for the Red Devils as Everton held United to a 1-1 draw with a late penalty which was conceded by their former player Marouane Fellaini.
Chances came few and far between in an encounter of two sides that have experienced a dip in form since the start of October. Manchester United took the lead through Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the first half, from what was their first shot on target as the Swede cleared an onrushing Maarten Stekelenburg.
In the second half, Everton dominated proceedings but didn’t come close to scoring, bar a Kevin Mirallas chance that was brilliantly saved by Manchester United custodian David De Gea. As the match approached its end, it looked like United would somehow hold on to win.
Marouane Fellaini had other ideas though, as the Belgian tripped Idrissa Gueye in the Manchester United box to concede a late penalty. Leighton Baines duly converted to earn Everton a well-earned draw. And as expected, Fellaini came under fire from a large section of Manchester United fans. Here are the best tweets:
We should loan Fellaini to Chapecoense. But then I feel they have suffered enough.
— AN. (@VintageUtd) December 4, 2016
— Abdullah Arifuddin (@_arifashari_) December 4, 2016
Marouane Fellaini causes me to have an existential crisis.
— Gaz Drinkwater (@Radio_Gaz) December 4, 2016
Fact. Fellaini has always been an Everton sleeper cell. Today he was activated. #EVEMUN
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) December 4, 2016
Fellaini’s United career summed up pic.twitter.com/9jDKurL0dx
— Tyler (@Schweiderlin) December 4, 2016
Would rather have had 10 men on the pitch than having Fellaini being subbed on
— ️ (@MartialTheMan) December 4, 2016
don’t forget to take your brain with you, wherever you go.@Fellaini
— Aulidya Dardanella (@Aulidyadrdnll) December 4, 2016
— The Anonymous One (@BreakingDead877) December 4, 2016
Never want to see you anywhere near a united shirt again @Fellaini your times up pal
— Tom Tallis (@tomtallis11) December 4, 2016
Fellaini, however, doesn’t seem to find support from the neutral either, who saw fit to crack a few jokes at his expense.
Who’s the better footballer?
RETWEET for Big Keith.
LIKE for Marouane Fellaini. pic.twitter.com/aJV53TycME
— Uber Football Facts (@UberFootbalI) December 4, 2016
This is one of Fellaini’s best performances….for Everton.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 4, 2016
Leon Osman on Fellaini:
“He’s always been clumsy like that. When he played for us we wanted him as far away from our box as possible.” #MUFC
— Manchester United (@MUFCScoop) December 4, 2016
Trying to work out how Fellaini is a footballer. pic.twitter.com/cO5rpELjdE
— Premier League Bible (@PremBible) December 4, 2016
I don’t know why some Everton fans are booing Fellaini.. He’s been brilliant for Everton today!
— Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) December 4, 2016
Fellaini: “1-0 up, lets see this out.”
Inner Fellaini: “Do a Fellaini. Ruin the day.” pic.twitter.com/16NKUaJ5aI
— SPORF (@Sporf) December 4, 2016
Ask yourself this..
Do you really want to bring up children in a world where Trump is president & Fellaini can make 100 apps for Man Utd?
— Not Match of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) December 4, 2016