Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists Galatasaray have more chance of signing him than Marouane Fellaini

Reports in the Turkish media suggested the Belgian was on his was out of Old Trafford

Jack Austin
Monday 31 July 2017 08:32 BST
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Jose Mourinho has declared Marouane Fellaini “too important” to Manchester United amidst reports in Turkey he is on the verge of a move to Galatasaray.

Fellaini is entering the final year of his contract at Old Trafford and, with competition at the club soon to be even fiercer with the arrival of Nemanja Matic, his time is expected to be even more limited next season.

The Belgian is often derided by his own fans for mistakes and hotheadedness, as shown with his red card for headbutting Sergio Aguero in the Manchester derby last season.

But his goals have also become invaluable, with his late strikes helping United reach the Europa League final last season.

And he sent a timely reminder of his aerial abilities on Sunday evening with a goal in the club’s penultimate preseason friendly against Valerenga.

“It's easier for Galatasaray to get me than Marouane,” he said. “If they need a manager, they have a chance, but Marouane? Forget it. He is too important to me.”

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