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Ex-Man Utd coach Round: Fellaini has much to offer

Former Everton and Manchester United coach Steve Round is happy for Marouane Fellaini over this season's success.

Having worked closely with Fellaini, Round says there is far more to his game than the 27-year-old is given credit for.

Round told the Mail on Sunday: "He is technically very good, he may not have the same range of passing as Gerrard but he rarely gives the ball away. And his chest control is as good as anyone I've seen in the game. He can play three positions well; holding midfield, number 10 or up top, where we used him with Tim Cahill in the season we reached the FA Cup final. I think he is best in a more advanced position where he has more freedom and not as much defensive responsibilities.

"Marouane can hold the ball up and bring others into play and I can see why Wayne Rooney enjoyed playing with him, in a similar way that Michael Owen benefited from Emile Heskey's physical presence for England."

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