Manchester United vs Everton: If anyone is likely to score this weekend, it's Marouane Fellaini

That's despite him having failed to find the back of the net for Manchester United

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Manchester United host Everton this weekend, a fixture that sees Marouane Fellaini come up against his former club.

The Belgian with the hair has endured something of a torrid time since his switch to Old Trafford.

As the only summer signing made by David Moyes, there was much expectation around the midfielder. That he cost £27m was another that put the pressure on and when it emerged that he could have been bought for £4m less if United made their move earlier in the summer, even more so.

A combination of poor form and injuries might have limited Fellaini to just 22 appearances for the Red Devils, yet the figure that looms largest for the midfielder is the number of goals he has scored for Manchester United - 0.

Considering he scored 33 during his time at Everton and has nine international goals, it's been hugely disappointing.

Yet that could change this weekend.

A young Manchester United fan shows his support for Marouane Fellaini


With Louis van Gaal dealing with an injury crisis, Fellaini could be drafted into the side this weekend - and it's a fixture he's made a habit of scoring in.

In fact, no other player has scored more in this fixture since he joined Everton in 2008. In total, he has three goals.


The first came during his first year as a Toffee, a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park in the Premier League.

He was next on target in the 4-4 draw at Old Trafford, a game that allowed Manchester City to sneak back into a title race that they would eventually win during the 2011/12 season.

The most recent goal was the winner for Everton on the first day of the season during the 2012/13 campaign - a result that shocked United.

Fellaini heads in against Manchester United


The only other player to match his tally over the same period is Darren Fletcher.

If ever there was an opportunity to break his duck, the game between Manchester United and Everton could be it.