Blow for Jose — £80,000-a-week star leaving club after major disagreement

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has reportedly set his sights on leaving the club on a free next month despite Jose Mourinho being desperate to keep him at Old Trafford.

The Belgian’s future has been the talking point ever since the start of the season and Mourinho had suggested in April that the club are supposedly close to rewarding him with an extension.

However, the player has since made not much progress with regards to the discussions with the club’s hierarchy and The Times now reports he has decided against signing a new contract.

Fellaini has enjoyed a mixed relationship with the supporters during his time at Old Trafford and as such, Mourinho has been ridiculed by the fans for his public support of the midfielder.

Some sources have suggested that the midfield enforcer is demanding an increase of his £80,000-a-week wages but the disagreement may have come about from the length of the proposed contract.

United’s strict policy sees them offer just a year’s extension to players aged above the age of 30 and they are said to have no plans of rewarding Fellaini with a two-year contract.

As things stand, Fellaini could be without a club following the World Cup with former suitors AC Milan reluctant to match his £100,000-a-week wage demands amid their own financial troubles with UEFA.


  1. How much of a blow is it to Mourinho that he didn’t use any of his professional capital with Ed Woodward to improve Fellaini’s contract extension? It’s hardly if United are going the extra mile to keep him and seriously is losing Fellaini to be replaced by a Savic or Verratti really going to be a real ‘blow’?

    It sounds like United were going through the motions perhaps in the hope they could gain some sort of compensation out of it

  2. There is no big deal in keeping Fellaini, If he is not interested in 1 year deal, UTD can allow him to go. I dont think anyone would offer this kind of money outside England. He has to consider his age and his not so highly rated skills. Keeping this in mind Fellaini should plan his move.

  3. Fellaini must be dreaming he is not a MU style of footballer he goes backwards,sideways no idea of what is required when he goes take his dad JM with him they r killing MU

  4. Jose Mourinho must let fellani go we need champions league material at old Trafford

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