United could play Fellaini as striker at Chelsea, but why?

FA Cup By: Linus Onyeze | 13/03/2017

Marouane Fellaini could be deployed as a center forward against Chelsea tonight.

Marouane Fellaini could be deployed a centre-forward for Manchester United tonight when they face Chelsea in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup tonight.

The Red Devils have been dealt a massive blow as the trio of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Wayne Rooney have all been ruled out of the game, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic begins the first of a three-game ban.

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Rooney was injured in a collision with Phil Jones in the final training session before the squad left for London by train on Sunday night, although it is understood that Jones was not to blame in any way for the incident, according to the Daily Mail.

And as a result, Mourinho appears likely to turn to midfielder Marouane Fellaini as a makeshift target man, although he could opt for the pace of Henrikh Mkhitaryan or Ashley Young to resolve the extraordinary situation.  

“Now we have three matches without Zlatan,” Mourinho said ahead of the game.

“It's Rashford, Martial, Wayne Rooney and let's forget Zlatan. I never speak about the players who aren't available, so Zlatan is not available and I am not going to cry about it.”

This will be Mourinho's 46th game of the campaign as United boss compared to Conte's 34 matches in charge, and he believes his Chelsea successor has had an easy ride because of their lack of European football.