Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini has been urged to leave the club by Belgium manager Marc Wilmots ahead of next summer’s Euro 2016 competition, according to reports from the Manchester Evening News.
Fellaini joined the Red Devils in 2013 for £27.5million, but the midfielder has struggled since his arrival at Old Trafford from Everton.
At the start of the current campaign, Fellaini was serving a three-game suspension for a red card he received against Hull City last season, and from then on has only started three fixtures for Louis van Gaal’s side.
His absence from United’s starting eleven has therefore seen Marc Wilmots drop him from the squad that faced Italy during the international break, and the Belgium boss has warned the 27-year-old he needs to play on a regular basis to have a chance of making the tournament roster.
“A player who does not play for his club is annoying for a coach,” Wilmots told French publication Le Soir.
“Fellaini could play to support the attack, as the No.6. He has very good technique, very good ability to track back and recover. Maybe he will try to find a new challenge in January, if it is possible.”
Fellaini made 31 appearances in all competitions last season, scoring seven goals.