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Manchester United Transfer News: Marouane Fellani to Announce Decision on Future

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistJune 26, 2018

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 29:  Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on April 29, 2018 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini will announce a decision on his future on July 1, the day after his contract at Old Trafford comes to an end. 

Per Sky Sports' Shona Duthie, Fellaini is yet to reach an agreement with the Red Devils over a new deal, and his current contract will expire at midnight on June 30.

At a press conference on Thursday, the Belgian said: "I am not worried about my contract running out, I am used to it. I am strong enough mentally to deal with it. Soon I will say where I will be playing next season. On July 1."

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Marouane Fellaini will reportedly make an announcement on his future on July 1 🍿 https://t.co/jq0qayD5UJ

Football writer Jonas Giaever joked that he is eagerly awaiting his announcement:

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Forget about LeBron James and Antoine Griezmann’s decisions this summer, July 1st is «Fellaini Day».

Fellaini arrived at United under David Moyes in a £28 million deal in 2013.

Despite consistent doubts from many supporters as to whether he had the required quality to play for the Red Devils, he has made 156 appearances for the club and been frequently utilised by both of Moyes' successors, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho.

What he lacks in technical ability and flair he makes up for in height and physicality, and he can be a particularly disruptive force for opponents to deal with in the final third.

If his future lies away from United they'll have lost a player that fits Mourinho's pragmatic approach, but his departure could facilitate more aesthetically pleasing play if he's replaced with a more technically adept player.

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