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Marouane Fellaini signs new two-year deal at Manchester United

By Adam McKendry

Marouane Fellaini has signed a new two-year deal to remain at Manchester United, with the option of a further year.

The Belgian midfielder had been expected to leave the club when his deal expired tomorrow, but he has now signed until at least 2020 at Old Trafford.

United boss Jose Mourinho had been an advocate of the midfielder and openly admitted he wished for Fellaini to stay.

The former Everton man had been attracting interest from AC Milan, PSG and Arsenal, but has now committed his near future to the Red Devils.

Fellaini has scored 20 goals in 156 appearances for United since joining for £27m from Everton in 2013.

“I am pleased to be continuing my journey as a Manchester United player. I made this decision because I am very happy here. Also, I feel like this team, under Jose, still has a lot we want to achieve," Fellaini said.

“I would like to say a special thank you to Jose for the faith he has always shown in me. My focus now is on the World Cup and I am looking forward to a successful season ahead.”

Jose Mourinho said: “I am very happy Marouane is staying with us.

“I always believed in his desire to stay with the club and I am delighted that he has signed a new contract.”

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