Manchester United are reportedly ready to offer Marouane Fellaini a two-year contract extension if he can continue to impress.
The Belgian international has started both Premier League games so far this season, and has seemingly been given a new lease of life under Jose Mourinho.
Having been set for the exit door not so long ago, The Sun claim that Mourinho informed the combative midfielder that he had to win the fans over and in turn due to his importance to the squad, he could be offered new terms.
While there is no suggestion that the signing of the new deal is imminent, time will tell as to whether or not the former Everton man can consistently perform at a high level as he now links up with Paul Pogba in the centre of United’s midfield.
The 28-year-old penned a five-year deal when he joined the Red Devils in 2013, but has struggled over the last few seasons to justify his price-tag and silence his detractors who questioned whether or not he is good enough for United.
Nevertheless, after putting in solid performances against both Bournemouth and Southampton to start the new campaign, things are certainly looking more positive for him at this stage with Mourinho restoring his confidence and giving him a crucial role in the team.
With all the attacking talent at the Portuguese tactician’s disposal, he will rely heavily on Fellaini and Pogba to provide presence, steel and defensive coverage as the two-man deep-lying midfield duo, and provided he can stay fit, the Belgian has a big opportunity this year to establish himself as a key member of the United squad.