Marouane Fellaini tells Jose Mourinho he’s leaving Manchester United: report

Marouane Fellaini tells Jose Mourinho he’s leaving Manchester United: report

Manchester United’s Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini has reportedly told his boss Jose Mourinho that he’s leaving the club.

Fellaini joined the Red Devils from Everton during David Moyes’ ill fated tenure and has since survived all three club managers.

Moyes, Louis Van Gaal and Mourinho have all rated the tenacious midfielder to varying degrees and although he’s been made scapegoat at times, fans have admired his determination and willingness to fight for the famous red shirt.

However, it appears as though he’s no longer willing to do so and is keen on moving on from United as soon as his contract ends in the summer.

Perhaps his intentions are to gain first team football consistently, having seen the club’s first choice midfielders being Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic.

According to Goal, Marouane is no longer interested in remaining at Old Trafford despite Jose’s best efforts to keep him at the club.

Ander Herrera, Scott McTominay and Michael Carrick represent the club’s other midfield options and while initial thoughts are that Manchester United won’t miss him, the opposite may be true instead.

Carrick is expected to retire and join the coaching staff while McTominay is still a youngster learning his trade in modern football.

Herrera meanwhile has fallen short of last season’s high expectations with some believing his links to Barcelona have distracted him.

Jose Mourinho is often a fan of tactical flexibility and so if he’s left with only two real senior midfield options then the lack of depth will sorely show.

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