Marouane Fellaini is set to reject Manchester United’s latest contract offer; meaning he will be leaving Old Trafford this summer.
That’s according to The Times via 101 Great Goals. His deal officially expires in July, meaning he’ll be free to sign for whoever he wants – with the Red Devils receiving no transfer fee.
Fellaini’s five-years at United has been rather bizarre. For whatever reason, the majority of the fanbase just haven’t taken to the Belgian. Sure, he’s not your stereotypical footballer, but he does have his uses.
In the late-game situation, I’d argue that there aren’t many better than the 30-year-old. His height, physicality and toughness can be extremely useful. Just look at his goal in the dying embers of the game against Arsenal.
With all that said, though, if he doesn’t want to be here, then let him go. No player is bigger than the club, and if Fellaini wants to hold United to ransom then he’s better off elsewhere.
At 30, he has one big contract left in him, whereas regular playing time must also be guaranteed. I don’t think United are prepared to offer him week-in-week-out football, and eventually, that’s why I believe he’ll be leaving the Theatre of Dreams next month.