Marouane Fellaini & Manchester United
Last weekend against Arsenal, Marouane Fellaini was the match winner for Manchester United.
In a classic Fellaini moment, the Belgian came off the bench to bundle home an injury time winner for the Red Devils.
That’s what Fellaini can do in a nutshell. He’s a player who can hurt opponents, while he offers Man United something different than every other player in Mourinho’s squad.
As has been known for a while, Fellaini is out of contract this summer.
Rumours have been flying about for months linking Fellaini with a summer exit from Old Trafford.
Yet, in the Times on Tuesday morning, Fellaini’s option to remain at United and agree a new deal is analysed.
Fellaini’s Man United contract demands
Two points seem clear.
Fellaini’s number one preference is to remain at Man United.
And, in a good news for the midfielder, Man United are also keen on keeping him as well.
The problem is the length of the deal and the financials. The Times report the following:
Manchester United will hold their latest round of contract talks with Marouane Fellaini this week as the midfielder looks to persuade the club to hand him a new two-year deal worth more than £100,000 per week.
The Times understands that negotiations are far from over, however. United offered Fellaini a one-year deal, with the option of a further year that could only be activated by the club, but the 30-year-old wants at least two more years guaranteed at Old Trafford, and a pay rise.
If the parties fail to reach a deal, Fellaini has offers on the table from Galatasaray, Besiktas and from China.
Fellaini, 30, has made 22 appearances for Man United in all competitions this season. He’s scored five goals and chipped in with one assist.