Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini has signed a new deal with the team. His previous contract with the Old Trafford club was due to expire today.
The Red Devils confirmed via their official website that the Belgian international has agreed a contract that will keep him at the club until 2020, with the option to extend for one more year.
According to reports (The Mail), the 30-year-old midfielder has signed a deal, that will make him earn €113,000-a-week i.e. he’ll earn around €12million in the next two years.
Jose Mourinho has been a huge admirer of the former Everton star and he was obviously delighted with the fact that the player opted to extend his contract. The former Chelsea boss said (MUFC):
“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.”
In the last campaign, Fellaini missed a lot of games due to injury and could only make 23 appearances for the Red Devils. More importantly, he only started 7 times in all competitions and directly contributed in 6 goals.
Mourinho mainly utilized Fellaini as an impact sub and his role will likely remain the same next season as we expect new signing Fred to start with Matic and Pogba in the center of the park for the Old Trafford club.