Marouane Fellaini discusses new signings at Manchester United ahead of pre-season

by Tanveer Arayan

Marouane Fellaini has been discussing the importance of getting to know new signings during pre-season at Manchester United.

Jose Mourinho has already secured the services of Victor Lindelof but other targets such as Alvaro Morata, Nemanja Matic and Fabinho are yet to arrive.

And the 54-year-old, with Man United set to jet off to the United States on Sunday, has reportedly grown frustrated at the lack of progress being made in this summer’s window.

Fellaini, speaking to the club’s official website, was quick to make note of the importance of getting to know new signings from an early stage.

“When the new players come it’s good to be together and get to know each other – it’s important,” he said.

“We train together every day, sometimes twice, and if the manager gives us an afternoon free we can do some things together. It’s always a good experience for everyone.”

To put things into perspective, United had signed two players – Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic – by this time last year. Henrikh Mkhitaryan would follow shortly after.

Crucially, however, with Mourinho’s men flying off to China for their pre-season tour slightly later, he had three new signings under his belt during early preparations at Carrington – an important period for the trio to get to grips with the daily grind and, of course, to generate some early harmony with those around them.

But with United flying off to the U.S in less than a week, only one new face has arrived. Reports suggest that Alvaro Morata will also join in time for pre-season, but this transfer window has a habit of dragging things along to an almost unbearable degree.


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