Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has declared Steven Gerrard the greatest passer of the football that he’s ever played against, during an interview with United’s official website.
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The former Everton star was being quizzed on the best midfielders around – naming Michael Carrick from the United squad – and didn’t hesitate to back his long-term Liverpool rival.
“Best passer you’ve played against?” he was asked…
“Steven Gerrard,” instantly replied the Belgian.
Gerrard was the only player not to have played for either Everton or United that Fellaini named during his interview. He later added that Phil Jagielka and Phil Jones are the toughest tacklers, Chris Smalling and James Wilson are the quickest, Sylvain Distin and Nemanja Vidic the fittest, and Yakubu and Wayne Rooney are the best finishers he’s played with and against.
The pair have certainly undergone plenty of battles down the year. Fellaini joined Everton in 2008, playing 177 games during five years at Goodison Park, before following David Moyes to Old Trafford.
He endured a horrendous first season with the Red Devils, failing to score in 21 appearances, but has improved under Louis van Gaal, netting six times in all competitions.