Shanghai - Marouane Fellaini needed just 50 minutes to make his mark in Chinese
football, scoring the winner on his debut for Shandong Luneng on Friday
following his move from Manchester United.
The 31-year-old midfielder was not always popular at Old Trafford
because United fans felt that his awkward style was not in keeping with
the Premier League giants' attacking traditions.
But the Belgian international appears at home already in the Chinese
Super League (CSL), taking a touch with his right foot before swivelling
and slotting home with his left from just outside the six-yard box.
His poacher's strike five minutes after the break turned out to be
the winner in a 1-0 home victory for Shandong over Beijing Renhe in the
opening match of the new Chinese season.
Another former Premier League star, the Italian forward Graziano
Pelle, was involved in the build-up to the goal for Shandong, who
finished third in the CSL last season.
Pelle moved to Shandong from Southampton in July 2016 for €15.25 million.