Update on Marouane Fellaini’s negotiations with Manchester United

New deal

Marouane Fellaini may not be leaving Manchester United after all, as it seems the midfielder could pen a new deal at the club.

Of course, he’s soon to be out of contract and has been linked with a host of options, all away from United, with the player thought to be unhappy at his status among the fans and wanting to go somewhere he feels he will be loved.

Manager Jose Mourinho is a huge fan and certainly loves him, and Fellaini is thought to be happy with the dressing room as well, and after Mourinho urged the board to get a new deal signed, it seems the player could actually do a u-turn and remain at the club, with everything on the table at this point.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 13: Michael Carrick of Manchester United is embraced by Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United after he is subsituted during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Watford at Old Trafford on May 13, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Hitting out

Mourinho made his feelings on pundits very clear – and after getting a huge amount of stick for his style of play and some of the results his United side racked up this season, he noted that it’s easy for former players to try their hand at being a manager and fail – and then decide to go back to being a pundit and just criticise everyone else.

“The truth is that we are in a new era,” Sporting Witness report he stated. There are a lot of high-profile people in football, like old players, some of them have gone from players to weak and frustrated managers and they return to football with the status of high-level pundits.

“People remember more of what they were as players and not of what they were as managers. They are voices that influence public opinion.

“I think it’s not against me, but against the manager of Manchester United. There are clubs where the old legend doesn’t want the glory of the new.

“The old legend who thinks he’ll only continue to be one if the club isn’t without him what it was with him.

“United have a huge history, with a lot of legends. Fortunately, we have a ‘Sir’ who is ‘Sir’. He’s ‘Sir’ in everything. In behaviour, in the passion for the club.”

 

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