Despite rumors he may he may be headed towards the Turkey Super Lig, Jose Mourinho says that Marouane Fellaini is “too important” to be allowed to leave.
Fellaini remains one of Jose Mourihno’s favorite players. The manager has been eager to continously bring in some of the most well-known, talented midfielders in the game to Old Trafford. This has rarely put the Belgium’s place in the team under threat.
Turkish side Galatasaray recently announced they were interested in signing Fellaini. This lead to speculation that the player was on his way out from United and that they were shopping the player around. Given the Belgium’s profile, this would certainly represent a transfer showing that Galata mean business. “We have made an approach, we are close and if we get Fellaini we will end our pursuit of [Villarreal’s Alfred] N’Diaye. We need a player like Fellaini who can move around in midfield,” Cenk Ergun, the club’s sporting director is quoting has having said.
However, according to manager Jose Mourinho there is no way Fellaini is leaving the club. In fact, Mourinho says that as things stand it would be easier for Galatasaray to sign him as a manager, rather than getting a hold of Fellaini. Not even the possible arrival of Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic is bound to change things. “It’s easier for Galatasaray to get me than to get Maroaune. Forget it. He’s too important to me,” the manager tells reporters.
Mourinho’s claims seem to be supported by the fact that Fellaini was on the field for Manchester United in the game against Valerenga. Fellaini was part of a three-man midfield alongside veteran Michael Carrick and Paul Pogba. The English side secured a 3-0 victory, got the chance to showcase their skill in front of the Scandinavian audience and once again had new signing Lukaku scoring for his team.
Despite some fans being critical of the midfielder at times, Fellaini has been a regular for United since joining the club. The side’s previous managers David Moyes and Louis van Gaal gave the player their support. So does Mourinho. This statement of confidence looks to be a sign of the status the player will likely be enjoying from now on. It should also act to calm Fellaini and assure him of his importance for the team.