I can’t be the only one growing increasingly annoyed by the Marouane Fellaini contract saga. Each day we’re fed different stories, with links from clubs in Asia and across Europe, and it’s beyond tiresome.
Fellaini’s current deal at Manchester United expires at the end of the 2017/18 season. Jose Mourinho has made it no secret that he’s keen on handing the Belgium international a new deal to keep Fellaini beyond the summer transfer window.
The same report suggests Fellaini fancies a new challenge after spending 10-years in the Premier League and has told Mourinho he plans to leave.
Fellaini, 30, joined United from Everton in 2013 as David Moyes’ first signing. The pair worked together at Goodison Park and, while the Scot failed to make a positive impact as manager and was later sacked, Fellaini became a handy tool for Louis van Gaal and Mourinho.
Fans have, however, grown tired of United’s plan to action when Fellaini is brought on from the bench. It’s great when it works but hoofing long balls forward doesn’t exactly test the imagination. United are better than that.