Marouane Fellaini’s hopes for a new contract at Manchester United could be dashed

by Sid Choudhary

Manchester United are going to reject Marouane Fellaini‘s request for a new contract, according to Goal.

Fellaini is currently under contract until 2018 but is reportedly looking to extend his current deal in order to make his future at the club certain. Since signing in the summer of 2013, Fellaini has been unable to really impose himself at Man United. His aerial threat has been used on numerous occasions but he has found himself being used more as an impact player than a regular starter.

United are, allegedly, looking to cash in on their Belgian midfielder, who they spent more than £27 million on over two years ago. The transfer raised a lot of eyebrows when David Moyes brought Fellaini to the club, but the 27-year-old seemed to find his feet under Louis van Gaal last season.

Fellaini played an important role when the Reds went on a good run in the second half of last season and he performed admirably in the games against the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City. However, he has been out of favour this season and his appearances have been few and far between.

United now want to move Fellaini on after the European Championships in the summer as they hope to cash in on the player. The former Everton man will still have two years left on his current deal by the end of the tournament and United could choose to sell him while they will still get a reasonable price.

If Fellaini does want a new contract, one gets the feeling that he will definitely need to improve and offer the team much more. There are still doubts over what the midfielders best position is and he will have to work to get an extended run in the side and prove to van Gaal exactly why he deserves to extend his time at Old Trafford.

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