Jose Mourinho loves big units. 20 minutes to go on the clock with United down by a couple of goals inevitably leads to Marouane Felliani getting ready on the touchline. Just in shot on the sub’s bench, Marcus Rashford stares despondently in to the Old Trafford oblivion. Felliani is surely United’s biggest unit. But what about Matic? The Serbian cruncher is a brick house of a man and we’re wondering the profound question of ‘who is the bigger unit?’
Felliani v Matic: Height
Most would think that the Belgian wins this easily but in fact, both players are exactly the same height. Towering in at 1.94M or for those who don’t trust the metric system, 6 feet and 4 inches in to the sky. That’s the starting point of a big unit. Sure, there are short, wider units like Lee Cattermole, but 6’4 gives them a strongman presence on the pitch.
Felliani v Matic: Weight
Another very close call but this time the Belgian takes the point. Coming in at a fairly reasonable 85 kilos (13’3), Felliani beats Matic by a mere 2 kilos. Throwing their bulk around the United midfield has become a slightly depressing sight for the fans but at least they’re putting their big units on the line.
Felliani v Matic: Hair
A controversial subject for deciding on who is the bigger unit, but considering Felliani has expanded his overall space by a few inches, it had to be mentioned. Felliani waiting in the opposition box for a long ball from De Gea has become a sight for sore eyes at Old Trafford. It’s never pretty but is effective. His hair makes him an even bigger unit, and Matic should look at moving away from his short back and sides look.
Felliani v Matic: Tackling
The stats do not make easy reading for Felliani. Last season, he was making 1 tackle on average. While Matic was crunching opposition players like the massive unit he is nearly twice as much. Matic is depectively fast for a big unit while Felliani struggles to shift his bulk around.
We were considering looking at football, but that doesn’t matter to big units like these lads. Felliani takes the award for being the biggest unit at Old Trafford.