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Man United to end midfield experiment by selling experienced star

| 27.04.2016

He may have helped put Manchester United into the FA Cup final with a Wembley goal last time out but Marouane Fellaini looks likely to be axed by the Red Devils this summer.

Fellaini was brought to the club by former Everton colleague David Moyes and despite racking up 84 appearances and scoring 11 goals for the Old Trafford club the lumbering Belgian has failed to endear himself to fans.

Often played as a deep-lying midfielder the former Toffee has struggled to assert himself at United and could opt to revive his career in Italy, with Roma reportedly keen to strike a deal.

The 28-year-old has been spotted in Italy recently and according to Gazetta dello Sport the Italian club are willing to offer £15m to land their man once the transfer window re-opens.

Fellaini was one of the Red Devils’ most influential players last year, featuring 31 times and netting seven goals in all competitions.

However, this season has seen the Belgian return to the poor form he showed in his debut campaign and it looks as though the Old Trafford board’s thinking is now in line with that of the fans.

Having played a starring role in United win over his old club in the semis Fellaini is likely to retain a starting berth for the final against Crystal Palace.

United go into the game as 2/3 favourites  to win the match and 4/11 jollies to lift the trophy. Should Fellaini play a key role once again he is likely to get his hands on a cup United last won in 2004.

Unfortunately for him, however, it looks likely to be his last act in a red shirt – the red of United at least.

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.