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Marouane Fellaini Reveals The European Giants He Nearly Left Manchester United For Last Summer

Fellaini almost joined the French club...
Fellaini almost joined the French club...

Marouane Fellaini’s departure from Manchester United marked the end of a painful era for many United fans with the big Belgian coming to the club under former boss David Moyes.

Fellaini left the club to join Chinese side Shandong Lueng, where he will earn around £200k a week, but the 31-year-old could have made an alternative career move last summer. 

He has revealed, in an interview with Telefoot, that he could have signed for PSG in the summer of 2018. Instead he chose to sign a brand-new two year deal to stay at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho who did seem to get on with the Belgian and relied on him in big games. 

Fellaini explained that, when answering simple Yes/No questions, he did have the chance to join the Ligue 1 champions.

“Could I have signed for PSG last summer? Yes.

“Would I have liked to play for PSG? Yes.  

“Was it Thomas Tuchel who did not want me to come? No.”

Things could have looked so different if Fellaini had joined PSG. Imagine him returning to Old Trafford alongside Kylian Mbappe up top, bagging a 90th minute winner at the Stretford End.

Alas, he is now doing his own thing in China making a pretty penny whilst he is over there. Although it would have been hilarious to see him turn out alongside Neymar, Cavani and Mbappe, it is probably best for all parties that this move never materialised. 

Manchester United host PSG on Tuesday night in the first leg of their Champions League with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aiming to continue his flying start as manager.

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