Haven't been on here for a bit so sorry if someone posted about this, but i wanted to start a discussion about Fellaini's positioning against blackpool
When I first saw the team sheet with fellaini, gibson, neville, and hibbert all in the starting 11, i thought moyes had literally lost it and decided to play 3 defensive midfielders. But fellaini was playing at centre attacking midfield, behind straq and if i'm not mistaken only a little bit further back than where we usually see timmy, and it seemed to be insanely effective.
now fellaini obviously has very different attributes than cahill. he can't exactly evade defenders the way cahill can, but he can jump over them. he'll prefer to play further back than cahill because thats what he's accustomed to, but he's probably better than cahill with a ball at his feet.
So what are thoughts on fellaini's potential as a central attacking midfielder? Now that we have gibson neville and heitinga who can all play cdm, it maybe makes sense to put one of our better attack minded players forward. cahill is definitely at the point in his career where we can no longer expect his magic on a regular basis, but maybe playing fellaini up there, at least for the time being, is the best way forward.