Manchester United fans must learn to love Marouane Fellaini

'Good football' and 'beautiful football' are two different things. Yes, good football can be beautiful, and beautiful football can be good. They don't always go hand-in-hand, though. In isolation, the good is about winning and the beautiful is about pleasing eyes.

By definition, it's the good football that brings trophies into the cabinet. West Germany of the 1970s and 80s, Juventus and AC Milan of the 90s, Mourinho of the 2000s – these were functional teams playing in well-defined systems using players who performed distinct and, for the most part, clearly-defined roles.

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