Photo: Marouane Fellaini completes medical ahead of joining Shandong Luneng

Photo: Marouane Fellaini completes medical ahead of joining Shandong Luneng

Marouane Fellaini has passed a medical and agreed personal terms ahead of completing a move to Shangdong Luneng from Manchester United.

The midfielder, despite signing a new two-year contract at Old Trafford over the summer, has been tipped for a move away after falling out of favour under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

He posted a photo on Thursday morning of himself at the airport with his entourage ahead of presumably flying to East China.

And it has been confirmed by the BBC‘s Simon Stone – among other reputable journalists like ESPN‘s Rob Dawson and M.E.N‘s Samuel Luckhurst – that Man United have granted Fellaini permission to leave for Shandong, with the midfielder passing a medical and agreeing personal terms with the Chinese club.

The departure of Fellaini is truly symbolic. He has, over the last five and a half years, served as a living example of the abortive post-Fergie era, more a meme than an actual player.

But here’s the thing: Fellaini may not be United standard, yet his attitude is something any professional can learn from. Always there to do a job, never complaining, often coming up with important goals. He has had a notably bigger impact on this club than, say, Angel Di Maria or Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Supporters ought to give Fellaini the recognition he deserves for over half a decade of loyal service.

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