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Marouane Fellaini set for new United contract

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José Mourinho is apparently Marouane Fellaini’s number one fan.

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Many expected the arrival of José Mourinho — and then Paul Pogba — to finally put an end to Marouane Fellaini’s rather sorry Manchester United career. However, the exact opposite has proven the case, with the Belgian’s spell at Old Trafford revived by two starts in the first two Premier League games of the season. Now, he could be set to sign a new deal with the club.

This news comes courtesy of Daniel Cutts in The Sun, who reveals that Mourinho is keen on handing him a two-year extension to his current deal — which, as it stands, already has two years still to run. His current contract, which he signed on the catastrophic transfer deadline day of 2013, is said to be worth a reported £110,000 per week.

This is certainly surprising news in the grand scheme of things, with Fellaini having been one of United’s most consistently unimpressive performers over the last few seasons. However, he undeniably has his uses, and if he maintains the level he’s shown since the start of the new season, few would be too upset by the extension.