Fellaini seems to have won round the Manchester United supporters, starring as the Red Devils have enjoyed a solid start to their Premier League campaign.
It is a far cry from previous years, where the Belgium international was slated for his performances under both David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.
However, Fellaini’s contract expires at the end of the campaign and, as of yet, the club have been unable to tie him down to an extension.
And Manchester United boss Mourinho has admitted he is more worried about the midfielder’s future than Shaw’s, whose own Old Trafford career is in the balance.
“I’m worried about Fellaini and not about Luke Shaw because Fellaini finishes his contract and Luke Shaw doesn’t,” Mourinho said.
Shaw’s time at the club has been nothing short of a nightmare ever since he arrived from Southampton in the summer of 2014.
The England international continues to be linked with a move to Tottenham, and recently admitted he would love to play under Mauricio Pochettino again.
But, speaking ahead of the two teams’ Premier League clash this afternoon (12.30pm), Mourinho suggested Shaw still has a future at United.
“Why not? If you want to speak about his words – I would be very disappointed if his words were different. For me, they are the perfect words,” he said when quizzed on the defender’s future.
“I’m always disappointed when a player has a new manager, the new manager becomes the best and the old manager becomes very bad.
“Football is full of examples of lack of character, Luke Shaw was just honest. The manager that helped him to come to the first team, the manager who brought him to the best point of his career.
“It’s a manager that he doesn’t forget, it’s a manager that he likes a lot and it’s a manager that maybe one day he would like to be reunited [with] again.”
Published at Sat, 28 Oct 2017 08:48:45 +0000