Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is ready to offer midfielder Marouane Fellaini a new two-year contract extension, according to the Sun.
The 28-year old has largely cast a divisive figure at Old Trafford since joining the club in 2013, representing the struggles the club have faced since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Despite the fact he has two years remaining on his deal at the Theatre of Dreams, Mourinho is understood to have told him he will get fresh terms should he impress.
During the burgeoning stages of the 53-year old’s tenure, the former Everton midfielder has been a mainstay in his engine room.
Earlier on in the transfer window, he was touted as a potential target for David Moyes at Sunderland (according to the Guardian at the start of the month).
Having been deployed in a variety of positions during his three years with the Red Devils, the recently appointed Portuguese tactician is believed to be a big fan of his.
“Jose is on record that Marouane has to win over the fans with his performances”, a source close to the club is quoted as saying.
“He likes him a lot, and thinks that he is a very good player and useful to the team and the squad.”