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Mourinho hints at Fellaini contract extension

Jose Mourinho has hinted that Marouane Fellaini will sign a contract extension at the club, after months of uncertainty sounding his future.

With just two months remaining on his deal at Old Trafford, it has been widely thought that the big Belgian would be ending his five year stay at Manchester United, with the likes of Besiktas and PSG having being linked with having an interest in the midfielder.

Fellaini was the toast of Manchester once again on Sunday afternoon, grabbing a 91st minute winner in United’s 2-1 victory over Arsenal. He had been sent on as a second half substitute, and proved to be a constant nuisance for the Gunners’ defence.

Following his late winner, he wheeled away grabbing the Manchester United badge on his shirt, something which Mourinho was keen to point out as he explained his belief that a contract extension is close:

“I think a player that grabs the crest after scoring is telling clearly that he wants to stay,” said the Man Utd manager.

“I want him to stay, the club wants him to stay, I think he will stay, it is nearly there.

“We are trying to organise our team and are thinking about improvements.

“Until now, I haven’t lost one second thinking about replacing him because I think he will stay.”

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