Marouane Fellaini set for new contract talks with Manchester United – report

by Leo Nieboer

Marouane Fellaini will enter talks with Manchester United over a new contract after making an impressive start to the 2017/18 season, according to reports.

The Belgian was handed an extension on his existing contract back in January and has been an influential member of Jose Mourinho’s squad, claiming goals in the League Cup and Europa League semi final alongside adding vital grit and physical presence to Man United’s midfield.

But various reports have hinted towards Fellaini, whose contract expires at the end of the season, opting for a move to Turkey over the summer.

However, according to the Mirror‘s Simon Mulluck, Mourinho views Fellaini as an important member of his squad and will enter talks with the midfielder over a potential new deal to keep him at Old Trafford beyond the summer.

There are no longer any doubts that Fellaini offers something crucially different – and almost impossible to pin down – going forward. Mourinho saw this from early on and, in turn, continued to give the 29-year-old opportunities last season, despite protestations from supporters.

Fast forward to the present and the Portuguese’s decision has been fully vindicated: Fellaini serves as a boisterous, languid, physically imposing, clinical asset in midfield and, above anything, commits himself fully to the cause every week.

No surprises, then, that Mourinho would want to keep such an influence around the dressing room.

 

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