Major blow as Manchester United midfielder agrees deal with Besiktas — report

Manchester United have been dealt a major blow with midfielder Marouane Fellaini agreeing a deal to join Besiktas at the end of the season, reports Fotomac.

The 30-year-old, who joined from Everton in 2013, has made over 140 appearances in all competitions for Manchester United but has been short of playing time this season.

Fellaini has fallen behind the likes of Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera in the pecking order and has stalling on signing a new contract with the Red Devils.

He could exit Old Trafford for free at the end of the season, and Besiktas have been keen to procure his signature. The Sun suggest the Super Lig side have agreed a deal with Fellaini, although there’s been no official confirmation yet.

It’s a blow for Manchester United as their midfield could be further depleted with Michael Carrick retiring in the summer and Herrera’s future uncertain with AC Milan hoping to agree a £30m deal for the Spaniard.

Fellaini leaving United would leave manager Jose Mourinho short of options in midfield going into the 2018/19 season, meaning the Mancunian giants would have to spend big on strengthening their engine room.

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  1. how is that a blow to Man Utd? He is a crappy midfielder. Rather its a relieve for Utd. Now utd must upgrade its midfield bench-marking Madrid’s midfield to be the best in the world and win trophies again.

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