Manchester United have confirmed a clause has been triggered in Marouane Fellaini‘s contract to extend his stay at Old Trafford.
He was signed on deadline day of the summer transfer window in 2013, agreeing a a four-year deal with the option of a further year.
Jose Mourinho has now agreed a new contract extension tying him to Old Trafford until at least the summer of 2018.
The midfielder has endured a difficult time at Man United since his arrival under David Moyes and although the situation didn’t improve under Louis van Gaal, Mourinho has been set on turning that around this season.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 12, 2017
He was booed when he conceded a late penalty in a 1-1 draw at Everton six weeks ago and was also jeered when he joined United’s 1-0 win over Tottenham at Old Trafford as a late substitute, however fans chanted his name at Old Trafford when he scored his first goal of the campaign during the 2-0 win against Hull City in Tuesday’s EFL Cup semi-final first leg.
Mourinho has built a special bond with Fellaini, and shared a hug with the midfielder during his goal celebration after calling that he’d find the back of the net in the game at Old Trafford against Hull.