Marouane Fellaini Stays at Manchester United; Extends Contract Until 2020
Manchester United have announced Marouane Fellaini has signed a new deal that ties him to the club until 2020.
It puts an end to speculation over the Belgian’s future.
The 30-year old was set to be a free agent when his contract expired on July 1. And, he promised to reveal a decision on his future on Sunday while he is at the FIFA World Cup 2018 with Belgium.
There were rumours the former Standard Liege star was on his way to Italy. Some reports suggested that AC Milan showed interest in him.
However, United have jumped ahead of Fellaini and confirmed he would spend another two years at the Old Trafford. The contract also has an option to extend for a further season. In the last season, Fellaini made 16 appearances for Man Utd and scored four goals. Fellaini after signing the new contract said,
“I am pleased to be continuing my journey as a Manchester United player. I made this decision because I am very happy here. Also, I feel like this team, under Jose, still has a lot we want to achieve. I would like to say a special thank you to Jose for the faith he has always shown in me. My focus now is on the World Cup, and I am looking forward to a successful season ahead.”
Jose Mourinho’s side prepares for another title challenge in 2017/18. The manager is happy to count on the Belgian, who has made over 150 appearances for the club. The Manchester United manager said,
“I am very happy Marouane is staying with us. I always believed in his desire to stay with the club, and I am delighted that he has signed a new contract.”
Fellaini will be in action with Belgium on Monday, July 2 when they take on Japan in the last 16 of the World Cup.
Saif Ahmed Chowdhury
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