Three Reasons Why Manchester United Should Complete This Transfer Deal Once The January Window Opens

Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini was in Milan with his twin brother Mansour on Monday

There have been several reports about Manchester United’s outcasts regarding their not so bright future at Old Trafford since every single guy in the squad is extremely talented and could actually be of some use for some other side.

Names of the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay are being strongly linked with moves out of the club, but there has been another who is losing some popularity amongst the Manchester United fans, the Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini.

The Belgian arrived at Old Trafford under David Moyes and was one of his go-to guys since his Everton tenure, scoring goals and being a lockdown defensive midfielder in the center of the pitch. However, since Van Gaal arrived at Manchester his level went down until finally being axed by Jose Mourinho despite being one of his starters alongside Ander Herrera in the opening games of the season.

Now that Michael Carrick has settled into the starting lineup, Fellaini’s playing time has really diminished, as well as his performances, with his latest setback of unnecessarily fouling his former team, awarding them with a last minute penalty cost Manchester United a couple of points.

So, there have been several reports that state that both Inter and AC Milan are keen to make the most of this situation and take the 29-year-old away from Old Trafford either on a loan or a permanent deal, as the Belgian has still 18 months left on his contract and today, we’ll discuss the 3 main reasons why Manchester United should totally make this deal right away.

Money

Fellaini gave away a late penalty to gift Everton a point against United at Goodison Park

Manchester United are reportedly looking to improve their team during this upcoming winter transfer window, so there’s definitely a big investment coming ahead for the Glazers in order to acquire the hottest names on the market, as they usually do.

Letting Fellaini go could earn them a bit of cash while they still have the chance to do so with his soon to expire contract, and even if his value isn’t quite that high, every single dime they can save would be great.

Playing time

The Red Devils currently have two important competitions, being a participant in the UEFA Europa League, and they have a better chance of classifying to the UEFA Champions League by winning this tournament than making a run at the Premier League.

Nevertheless, United has a lot of depth in that position and Fellaini is only playing during stoppage time right now, and that situation isn’t very likely to change when reinforcements arrive.

Age

Fellaini’s not getting any younger and he’ll be 31 when his contract expires, and Manchester United are looking to make their team better and younger, so keeping Marouane wouldn’t make a lot of sense for that matter.

The Italian Serie A is a more physical and slow paced tournament where a guy like him could have a pretty nice career even despite age, so letting him go would be the best deal for both parties.

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Written by Ernesto Cova

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