DAVID MOYES has heaped praise on Marouane Fellaini's "world class chest control"… and was immediately ridiculed by fans.
The ex-Manchester United boss spent £27.5million landing the towering Belgian from Everton in 2013.
Reuters3 David Moyes talked up Fellaini's ability to chest a ball
Fellaini, 31, has spent the majority of his five years at United trying to win over supporters while Moyes was given the axe after just one season.
Moyes, currently without a job, was invited to the talkSPORT studios where he was quizzed on Fellaini's involvement under Jose Mourinho.
And the Scot was quick to talk up the midfielder's ability and revealed that he was the best player in the world at controlling a ball with his chest.
He said: "He's got fantastic chest control, like you can't believe how good his chest control is.
PA:Empics Sport3 David Moyes signed Fellaini for Manchester United in 2013
3 The Belgian midfielder has had a hard time trying to win over United fans
"I would say he's the best in the world with controlling with his chest. It sticks, it's soft. He's a problem to the opposition."
But fans are not buying the praise and quickly took to social media to ridicule his comments.
One joked: "Unfortunately we don't have chestball as a sport."
Another quipped: "Shame about his feet!!"
Unfortunately we don't have chestball as a sport. pic.twitter.com/TRDnRQ9EGW
— Don Madziva (@MADNIFICENT36) November 26, 2018
He's the best in the world at smashing into peoples faces with his elbow too
— Chris Stevens (@Mr_C_Stevens) November 26, 2018
Pretty sure that the best Madrid, Barca, Juve, Bayern and (current) City team don't rely on a man with limited footballing ability using his chest to pose a threat to opposition defences.
— David Thomson (@Tommo6592) November 26, 2018
Shame football is played with your feet
— craig (@craigmcfc1981) November 26, 2018
Shame about his feet!!😂😂
— Andrew Skiffington (@skiffler97) November 26, 2018
Now that’s chest control davey lad pic.twitter.com/8sjudpiurp
— C H E L L E (@beakybox) November 26, 2018