Not Matic: Mourinho confirms versatile midfielder will be at United next season

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has played down the possible exit of Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini from his team, reports ESPN.

Since the departure of David Moyes from Old Trafford, Fellaini has been reduced to a fringe player but under Mourinho last term, he enjoyed an impressive season coming off the bench.

United are still in the market for new signings and Fellaini is bound to fall further down the selection pecking order following the signing of Nemanja Matic. Matic joined Man United from Chelsea in a £40million deal and he is expected to play along Pogba in midfield.

Fellaini has been linked with a move to Turkish side Galatasaray, with the club’s chief even alluding to the fact that they are in talks for the player’s transfer. However, Man United manager Jose Mourinho has quelled that report stating that the player will play for the Red Devils next season.

Speaking after United’s win in Norway, Mourinho was asked about the player’s move to Galatasaray and he said:

“It is easier for Galatasaray to get me than Marouane. Marouane forget it. He’s very important for me.”

Jose Mourinho has bemoaned the dearth of transfer activities at his club since the signing of Romelu Lukaku to the side. He reckons that he needs two more signings but could do with one at the least.

The Premier League kick-offs less than a fortnight from today and the Red Devils will be starting their campaign against West Ham on the 13th of August.