Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini and Wayne Rooney look dejected
According to The Sun, Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini will be given a two-year contract extension on the condition that he impresses new boss Jose Mourinho over the coming months.
Fellaini arrived at Old Trafford back in the summer of 2013, becoming then boss David Moyes’s major signing.
Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini is shown a yellow card by referee Mark Clattenburg
But the former Everton man has since failed to shine in United colours, often receiving criticism for his physical style of play and coming across as very one dimensional in his play.
The Belgium international has been at the club for three years and following Mourinho’s arrivial as manager, many would have expected him to leave.
However, The Sun claims that Fellaini could receive a two-year extension on his current £110,000 per week deal should he impress the Portuguese boss in the coming months.
Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini in action with Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez
Fellaini started United’s 2-0 victory over Southampton alongside new additon Paul Pogba, and the duo complimented each other well as they both seem to take it in turns to get forward.
It is widely expected that Pogba will be given licence to push on more, therefore Mourinho will be looking to Fellaini to perform a Nemanja Matic-type role where he often sits and breaks up play.
The 28-year-old has netted seven Premier League goals in United colours in 61 appearances.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, Marouane Fellaini and Luke Shaw