Marouane Fellaini: Man United ‘wrong’ over contract situation
Marouane Fellaini opens up about his current contract situation at Man United
Marouane Fellaini has claimed that Manchester United have made a mistake by not tying him down to a new contract sooner.
The 30-year-old midfielder’s future has been a relentless source of speculation in recent days as he approaches the end of his current deal at Old Trafford.
Fellaini’s current contract is set to expire at the end of the season and he is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal, despite Jose Mourinho insisting that he wants to keep the Belgian at the club.
The midfielder could leave Old Trafford on a free transfer at the end of the season unless he commits to a new contract at the club.
Fellaini has now opened up about his current situation at Old Trafford as the speculation about his future beyond the summer continues.
Speaking in an interview with Sport Voetbal Magazine, Fellaini said: “The entire staff is doing everything [so] I can stay.
“The club did not renew my contract last year. Now I am in a strong position, especially since Mourinho has stated that he wants to keep me.
“Last year I went to the coach and I said that I wanted a new contract. I then had a second meeting, but I will not ask it 10 times.
“Afterwards I became important for the team… and a good player costs at least 50m euros. The club knows that they went wrong there.”
Fellaini came off the bench to score the winning goal for Manchester United as the Red Devils claimed a 2-1 win over Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Manchester United are now preparing for their trip to Brighton on Friday night, before turning their attentions towards their FA Cup final clash against Chelsea FC at the end of the month.