José Mourinho revealed a curious episode that almost ruined his plans before Manchester United clash.
Fellaini was one the men in the best form in Van Gaal’s side and Mourinho already got a plan in his mind to stop him: to play Kurt Zouma in the midfield, and at the end the plan did work, because the French defender literally put Fellaini in his pocket.
But in the morning of the game the hotel doorman almost ruined Jose’s plan, as himself narrates:
“I came down in the morning and the doorman said, ‘Fellaini isn’t playing’
There was a guy that really looked like Fellaini in the hotel, and the doorman asked him ‘What do you want here?’ He said, ‘I’m Fellaini and I’ve come to get tickets from my friend Eden Hazard’
“Didn’t smell well for me. I go to Google on my phone and I put in Fellaini brother. The guy is the same”
“So I go with the pictures to the doorman. I say, ‘This one or this one?’ He looks, ‘This one’.
“F*** off, he’s the brother”.