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Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini thanks boss Mourinho for believing in him as he signs new contract worth £100,000 a week

Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini sign new 2-year deal committing himself with the club to 2020 as he thanks boss Jose Mourinho for believing in him.

The deal, worth in excess of £100,000-a-week, includes an option for a further 12 months which must be agreed by both parties.

Fellaini, who played in Belgium’s win over England at the World Cup on Thursday night, looked set to leave after five years at Old Trafford but accepted an improved offer from the club.

Fellaini, a £27.5million signing from Everton in 2013, had been linked with Arsenal, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain as well a number of clubs in Turkey, China and Holland.

But Mourinho was delighted to hear that the former Standard Liege player is staying to give United more midfield options after they signed Brazil star Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk.

‘I am very happy Marouane is staying with us,’ said the United boss. ‘I always believed in his desire to stay with the club and I am delighted that he has signed a new contract.’

Fellaini has scored 20 goals in 156 appearances for United.

 

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