Jose Mourinho has already made some big decisions as Manchester United manager, with the Portuguese coach finally making the Red Devils look like a team on the up. However, this latest decision regarding signing a player down to a new contract is sure to divide fans like no other…
According to the BBC, the much-maligned Marouane Fellaini has signed a contract extension at the Theatre of Dreams, with Jose Mourinho activating a clause in his contract that means the 29-year-old will have an extra year at the club.
His deal now doesn’t expire until 2018, meaning he has eighteen months left on his deal. Fellaini signed for United in 2013 and became David Moyes’ first addition in charge of the club. However, despite fans’ furore towards the big Belgian, he seems to be absolutely adored by all of the managers who have been at the helm.
Fellaini scored his first goal of the season against Hull City in the EFL Cup, and ran over to Jose to give him a big hug, which looked like a real show of genuine thanks from the 29-year-old towards the manager who has kept faith in him.
Whether this extension has been triggered because Jose thinks he is a good enough player to feature week-in-week-out remains to be seen. Either that, or it may purely to be to raise his transfer fee. We’ll just have to wait and see.