Just as he promised he would, Marouane Fellaini has made a decision on his future and – you may want to find something to bite down on – the Belgian midfielder is officially sticking with Manchester United.
Fellaini confirmed the news on social media on Friday afternoon, issuing a mini-statement in which he revealed he plans to “continue his journey” with United for another couple of years.
I am pleased to be continuing my journey as a Manchester United player. I made this decision because I am very happy here. Also, I feel like this team, under Jose, still has a lot we want to achieve. I would like to say a special thank you to Jose for the faith he has always.. pic.twitter.com/OVlogjmtJW
— Marouane Fellaini (@Fellaini) June 29, 2018
Fellaini appeared to slip out of Jose Mourinho’s good books during the latter stages of the 2017/18 season after rejecting United’s initial offer and then dithering over a renewal.
The 30-year-old then adopted the Antoine Griezmann tactic of keeping everyone on whatever the opposite of tenterhooks are by promising to break his silence re: his future on 1st July.
Two days earlier than scheduled, here we are. Fellaini’s signing up for another tour of elbow-led duty.
In all seriousness, he’s not a bad option to have in stock should a resilient opposition need bludgeoning by someone a little more substantial than Fred, but that’s unlikely to come as much consolation for the thousands of United fans feeling hopelessly underwhelmed by this turn of events.