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Marouane Fellaini extends with Red Devils until 2020

Marouane Fellaini extends with Red Devils until 2020

"I am pleased to be continuing my journey as a Manchester United player", Fellaini wrote on Twitter.

But after months of speculation and a prolonged period where it seemed as if his time at the club as over after five years, Man United announced on Friday afternoon that Fellaini had agreed a new two year contract.

Fellaini signed a new two-year deal worth £100,000 a week after flirting with the possibility of moving on.

United manager Jose Mourinho made it clear to Old Trafford chiefs that he was keen to hang on to Fellaini, even though his contract had expired and numerous club's fans had expressed vocal views that he should not be offered a new deal. Also, I feel like this team, under Jose, still has a lot we want to achieve.

"I would like to say a special thank you to José for the faith he has always shown in me".

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Fellaini was strongly linked with a number of European clubs as his previous deal ran down but says he is "very happy" to commit his future to Manchester United.

Fellaini has made 156 appearances for the Red Devils since joining from Everton in 2013 when he was recruited by his former Toffees manager David Moyes.

Mourinho has already brought in young full-back Diogo Dalot and midfielder Fred this summer as he looks to assemble a team capable of winning the Premier League title next season.

After the contract was official, Mourinho said the following: "I am very happy Marouane is staying with us".

Fellaini will be in action with Belgium on Monday July 2 when they take on Japan in the last 16 of the World Cup.


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