Manchester United are reportedly ready to cut their losses on expensive flop Marouane Fellaini, with new manager Louis van Gaal willing to let him leave Old Trafford.
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Manchester United are willing to let the sorry saga of midfielder Marouane Fellaini come to an end this summer, with the Red Devils happy to listen to offers for the Belgian according to ESPN.
The £27.5 million signing of Fellaini from Everton summed up a shambolic summer transfer window in 2013 for former manager David Moyes and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, the midfielder arriving from Everton in a rushed deadline day move.
Fellaini struggled to settle at Old Trafford, with Moyes deploying him to little effect in both defensive and attacking midfield roles.
New manager Louis van Gaal is expected to want to cut the size of his squad once he arrives after Holland’s World Cup campaign, whilst he will also look to bring in a number of new players to freshen up a team reeling from a disappointing seventh placed finish.
Van Gaal is a manager who likes his teams to play crisp attacking footballer that is at odds with Fellaini’s more physical style, leaving the Old Trafford hierarchy acceptant of the fact that they will have to cut their odds on the Belgian flop. The report claims that United are willing to listen to offers of around £15m for him, almost half of the fee that they paid less than twelve months ago.