- Manchester United star admits he’s rejected a new contract
- Marouane Fellaini is unsure if he’ll accept a new offer if it comes along
- This seems a big blow for Jose Mourinho after his use of Fellaini this season
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Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has provided a worrying update on his future, admitting he’s not accepted a contract offer from the Red Devils.
The Belgium international has become a key player for Jose Mourinho this season, despite missing much of the campaign so far through injury.
Fellaini’s flying start to 2017/18 saw him draw big praise from his manager, who must now be gutted to see him heading towards a likely free transfer next summer.
The 30-year-old scored four goals before a knee injury hampered his progress, playing a key role in Mourinho’s side despite largely being a utility player prior to that in his Old Trafford career.
‘He’s an important player for me – a lot more important than you can imagine,’ Mourinho was quoted by Goal earlier this season.
‘I feel weaker without Fellaini in my squad, doesn’t matter if it’s on the pitch or on the bench.’
Marouane Fellaini in HUMO: “Man United made me a contract proposal and I think they will make an another one. I don’t know yet if I’ll accept it – we will see. I have talked about it with Mourinho. He respects his players’ decisions.” #mufc pic.twitter.com/qz3qc0n0oj
— Kristof Terreur ? (@HLNinEngeland) December 26, 2017
Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur has now quoted Fellaini as saying he is unsure about his future after hinting he wasn’t prepared to accept a first contract offer from United.
‘Man United made me a contract proposal and I think they will make an another one. I don’t know yet if I’ll accept it – we will see,’ he said.
‘I have talked about it with Mourinho. He respects his players’ decisions.’
Hardly sounds like a player committing his future…