Manchester United 'in talks with Chinese club' over sale of Marouane Fellaini 3 years ago

Manchester United 'in talks with Chinese club' over sale of Marouane Fellaini

Fellaini's time at Old Trafford may finally be coming to an end

Manchester United look like they may be about to offload midfielder Marouane Fellaini with an unnamed Chinese club reportedly interested in the Belgian international.

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Fellaini has become something of a peripheral figure at Old Trafford since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's arrival at the club with the Norwegian opting for the midfield trio of Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera in most of the team's matches.

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Fellaini has spent over a decade in the Premier League after joining Everton from Standard Liege in 2008. He spent five years at Goodison Park before following former manager David Moyes to Old Trafford following the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson from United in 2013.

The 31-year-old signed a new contract last summer to stay in Manchester until 2020 and he has been rehabilitating from a calf injury this month, and despite his absence, Solskjaer has praised the x-factor that he brings to the side.

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"He's got a calf problem and that's sad because there's x-factors in different players and we all know Felli's x-factor," he said earlier this month.

"Then again, he'll be working hard to get back in when all the big games are coming as well."