With Manchester United now mathematically assured of a place in next season’s Champions League, attention is beginning to turn to Jose Mourinho’s summer transfer plans and how he plans to reinforce his squad in preparation for a title challenge next time around.
Arguably the most divisive figure in those transfer plans is Marouane Fellaini, valued at £10.8m by Transfermarkt. His contract is due to expire in the summer but Mourinho wants the Belgian to sign a new deal and his late match-winner against Arsenal will have done his hopes no harm at all.
With Michael Carrick set to retire at the end of the season, United may only need one new face in the engine room this summer but their fans would appear to disagree.
We’ve taken a closer look at the reaction as the club’s fans appear to want more midfield improvements in the forthcoming transfer window and are not happy…
Distribution is terrible
First touch is a foul
Running ability is absent
Positional sense of an agraphobic dinner lady
Definitely not a first team player
— Rob Rogers (@RayneMooney) April 30, 2018
Fellaini staying , Martial leaving. If this happens I'll start making Mourinho out banners , and hire a plane myself.
— PRABS-88-MUFC 🇾🇪 OK 🇬🇧 (@PrabZbushido) April 30, 2018
Martial out and Fellani in could be a real tipping point for Mourinho. I don't see many being happy with it. Fellani is so effective but if we have the long ball to fall back on in last 20 mins that is exactly what we will do. Winning is enough for some. Some want a little more.
— Paul Robinson (@Paul0nBoard) April 30, 2018
If martial leaves i want mourinho out I like mourinho don't get me wrong imagine what klop will do with are team #MUFC
— Just Man Utd News (@JustManUtdNews) April 30, 2018
If Martial goes and Fellaini stays I'm sorry but I'll be Mourinho out only after the summer transfer if we do poorly
— Nd Ani (@nd_yaho) April 30, 2018
That's a big blow to united future
— eyvijay (@vijay2010pandey) April 30, 2018