“A Fellaini like signing”, “proper Moyes signing”. Lads, Rabiot is an absolute CL level midfielder who gets decent playing time at one of Europe’s biggest and best. He’s a million miles away from these comparisons.
My comparison to Fellaini was that he would be a midfield player that would make us play in a different way. Not saying build the team around him exactly, but we would play to his strengths and that would affect the formation and tactics we used, rather than a player who would slot into whatever system you wanted. He seems one of those where his presence dictates you play a certain way. Like James, in a way. We don't just play different when James is in the team - we often employ a different formation and tactics - other players in the team have different instructions for games where James is on the pitch.
Of course, I've only seen highlights and shit so I may be way off. That's why I said "feels like". And only for the reason outlined above.