Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is set for a move to China, according to a report we are ripping off.
The Daily Mail claims that Fellaini is due in at Carrington to find a way to do one to the Chinese Super League, with the Chinese transfer window still open until the end of February, which controversially contains just 28 days.
Fellaini was one of Jose Mourinho’s favourite players, given he would do what he was told, even if he wasn’t particularly good at it, and he did chip in with the occasionally important goal.
However, under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he has played around half an hour, and the new manager seems keen to play a style of football that doesn’t make the players and spectators want to die in order to escape the sheer boredom of it all. It isn’t Fellaini’s fault, either, but his presence does lend the players to resort to route one football in a tight spot, rather than trust their own skills to try something a little more sophisticated.
Last summer Fellaini signed a two-year extension, taking his wages to £140,000 a week. At the start of the season, lanky midfielder Scott McTominay signed a new deal of his own, and given the limited abilities of Fellaini it is not hard to think that the youngster can do a pretty similar job on much lower wages.
With only a little time left of the winter transfer window, there are few indications that United are trying to bring anyone in as a replacement for Fellaini or as a reinforcement for any other position. Italian defender Matteo Darmian has also been linked with a move away, and former United striker and free agent Giuseppe Rossi has been training at Carrington as he searches for a new club.