Marouane Fellaini to reject Sunderland in order to fight for place at Man United [Independent]

David Moyes and Marouane Fellaini
David Moyes and Marouane Fellaini

Fellaini to reject Sunderland

New Sunderland manager David Moyes has been heavily linked with a move for Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini in recent days.

The Scottish manager signed the 28-year-old Belgian midfielder at both Everton and Manchester United but hopes of bringing him to Sunderland have taken a major blow.

According to the Independent, Marouane Fellaini intends to reject the opportunity to join Sunderland in order to fight for his place in the first team at Old Trafford.

David Moyes confirmed his interest in Fellaini and Adnan Januzaj in a press conference this morning.

Space for Fellaini – None for Schweinsteiger

Certainly not expected to be a starter, the Independent claim that Jose Mourinho has told Marouane Fellaini that he is in his plans for the upcoming campaign.

Meanwhile, legendary German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has been told to look for a new club by Jose Mourinho and has been training with the Manchester United reserves.

Fellaini cried when Moyes was sacked

The much-maligned midfielder’s decision to reject Sunderland seems a little bizarre due to his close relationship with David Moyes.

“When he was sacked from United, I cried.” Fellaini told a Belgian newspaper in 2015. “I’m not ashamed to say it because he did everything for me.”

“He was like a second father to me,”