The Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to news via Sky Sports that Marouane Fellaini’s representatives are expected at Old Trafford before the end of the week to try and wrap up a new deal for the Belgian. Fellaini scored a late winner against Arsenal last weekend, leading to comments from Jose Mourinho that he wants him to stay in Manchester.
A representative of Marouane Fellaini is expected in Manchester before the end of the week to continue discussions over a new contract at United, according to Sky sources.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 3, 2018
Before Sunday, the United fans propping our bar up were convinced that Marouane Fellaini would be leaving Old Trafford in the summer. However, the big Belgian popped up at the right time to head home a 91st-minute winner in Arsene Wenger’s last ever visit to Old Trafford as the Arsenal manager. Following his late winner, Fellaini now seems to have done a U-turn as he hopes to extend his stay with England’s most successful club.
The 30-year-old midfielder has struggled for consistent game-time this season with both injuries and form hampering his chances. Fellaini has had to contend with Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay and Juan Mata for a starting role in Jose Mourinho’s favoured system that deploys three men in midfield. However, the blunt force style that Fellaini provides is a perfect plan b for United, as they proved on Sunday when they took all three points off of Arsenal.
You can read our local United fans’ verdict on Fellaini here:
Tell his representative that he and his tree can do one after his recent comments more than ever!
— SAMCRO (@VinceVega7) May 3, 2018
Please you must be joking united he should have never been a united player to start with
— richard duff (@richardduff1) 3 May 2018
If Jose makes us bend over to Fellainis demands i am sorry but Jose will never succeed at United !!!
— Nikhil Dhorepatil (@Nikhil689908) May 3, 2018
New contract as a janitor or what?
— Scott Brown (@saviola_one) May 3, 2018
Hopefully he gets lost on the way there and doesn't manage to find his way until Fellaini's contract expires.
— AxAs (@AxAs23) May 3, 2018
Surplus to requirements
— Kabelo Maboane (@KaybeeBrian95) May 3, 2018
Kidnap that guy. Don’t let him in Manchester. Please
— United Fanaticism (@UFanaticism) 3 May 2018
I was shocked to find out he’s only 30
— Billy Nisbet (@pittbullbilly) 3 May 2018
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Two man I trust at United, Mourinho and Fellaini. I believe 6 years from now, only them can be still at United.
— MUHAMMAD AFIF RIFIALDY (@PROUDtoBE39) May 3, 2018