Marouane Fellaini's future in doubt amid Manchester United talks

Beth Cruz
November 16, 2017

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that the team's improvement should not be judged exclusively on whether they win the Premier League title this season.

United tabled a new two-year deal for the Belgium global in September but despite Jose Mourinho making it clear he remains a vital member of his squad, Fellaini wants to move on.

Fellaini, 29, can sign a pre-contract agreement with an overseas club from January 1 and has been linked with Galatasaray, Besiktas, AC Milan, Roma and Valencia.

United have no intention of selling in the winter window leaving Fellaini with the choice of signing a fresh deal now or running down his contact and leaving for nothing at the end of the season.

Fellaini, who turns 30 next week, was offered a new contract in September but rejected the deal.

The towering midfielder arrived in Manchester as one of the first signings following the appointment of David Moyes.

Fellaini remains an important player for United boss Jose Mourinho, as highlighted by his recent injury absence, but the Mirror notes that the club will not be pushed into selling the former Everton man in January and would let him become a free agent if he continues to refuse to sign.

He has still gone on to make 142 appearances for the club, 49 of them as a substitute, and was a key figure in the Europa League final win over Ajax, which he started.

Since then, things have changed but Fellaini's future is in doubt despite him having a good relationship with Mourinho.

Fellaini has become a popular player at the club thanks to his hard work and timely goals.

Pogba is now closing in on a return and could feature against Newcastle on Saturday, which will limit Fellaini's chances still more.

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