Mourinho fears Fellaini could quit Man United

  • Mourinho fears Fellaini could quit Man United

Mourinho fears Fellaini could quit Man United

Paris Saint-Germain are the latest club to register their interest in signing Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini and are reportedly willing to offer the Belgium worldwide a four-year contract as they look to bolster their defensive midfield options.

Arsenal are believed to head a queue of Premier League and European clubs interested in Fellaini, including Turkish teams Besiktas and Galatasaray and Italian outfits Inter Milan and Napoli. These days even that doesn't occur as players tend to live out their contract and then choose a new club and deal for themselves. I'm not involved in contracts and deals, and I respect both.

Their want for further defensive reinforcements combined with their need to comply with Financial Fair Play requirements has led them to pursue Fellaini; the Parisians are already in discussions with Fellaini's representatives and are not anxious by the Belgian's potentially vast wage demands due to the lack of transfer fee required.

The 30-year-old has endured a hard relationship with United supporters at times but has become an influential player under the Portuguese.

Fellaini has prospered as much as any player under the 18 months of Mourinho's management, having been transformed from a player who was unpopular with Old Trafford supporters into something of a cult favourite with fans.

Paul Pogba is set to start again but not risked beyond 70 minutes, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic is to continue his return as a substitute. He is a player who's easy to bring into the game so normally he is going to have this period of 15, 20.

"His impact on the pitch is always positive, he's a good influence, doesn't change if he's playing or not playing".

Mourinho said: "We can not think about the gap, we can not think about the gap to City, we just have to focus on ourselves and the matches".

'When we are doing bad, always an emotional balance after a big victory or big defeat, so we haven't reached 50 per cent of the season so let's be calm.