Belgium international edging towards Manchester United exit?

Belgium international Marouane Fellaini is reported to have finalised a pre-contract agreement to join Besiktas at the end of the campaign. The 30-year-old has been in a contract standoff with the Red Devils since the start of September and the midfielder appears to have finally come to a conclusion over his future.

According to Fotomac, the midfielder has agreed upon a pre-contract with the Turkish champions and he would be joining them once his United contract expires in the summer.

Fellaini has enjoyed a hot-and-cold relationship among the fans since his arrival under former boss David Moyes in 2013, but his performances at the start of the current campaign offered plenty of promise.

The former Evertonian managed to find the scoresheet on four times within the first couple of months but he thereafter suffered a knee injury in October which has hampered his participation.

During this period, United boss Jose Mourinho has made a public plea to Fellaini to stay on multiple occasions and his proposed departure is likely to infuriate the Portuguese, who is preparing for the announcement of Michael Carrick’s retirement in the summer.

Young graduates Scott McTominay and Andreas Pereira are likely to have a more fundamental role to play in the season ahead but Mourinho would undoubtedly want another experienced head to compete with the likes of Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera in midfield.

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