Marouane Fellaini has agreed on terms with Shandong Luneng ahead of a move to the Chinese club, according to BBC Sport.
The Belgian hasn’t featured much under new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, however, an injury has played a part in reducing his time on the pitch. Fellaini last played for Manchester United in our 2-0 FA Cup win over Reading at the start of January.
The 31-year-old midfielder signed a new deal with United at the start of the season, with the club having the option to extend it by another year.
The report claims that United are refusing to confirm if a fee has been agreed for the midfielder. Shandong have time on their side as the deal can be completed before February 28 when the Chinese transfer window ends.
Fellaini will find it tough to get regular games at United, given Solskjaer’s magic at the club. The Red Devils are yet to taste defeat under the former striker but needed some late heroics to salvage a point against Burnley yesterday. The Clarets led 2-0 with a few minutes to go before goals from Paul Pogba and Victor Lindelof saved the clash.
It will be interesting to see what happens with Fellaini as he can still do a job for us off the bench. The Belgian doesn’t have great technique, but he has saved us several times during his United career.