Maroune Fellaini reveals how ex-Man United boss Mourinho blocked his move to PSG

Maroune Fellaini reveals how ex-Man United boss Mourinho blocked his move to PSG

- Maroune Fellaini has opened the lid how he would have joined PSG last summer

- The Belgian international was convinced by Mourinho to sign a long term deal

- Man United interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did not guarantee him playing time

Marouane Fellaini has revealed he was close to joining French champions Paris Saint-Germain last summer.

The former Everton star had a couple of offers from top European clubs but opted to stay with Manchester United with Jose Mourinho reassuring him at the club.

The Belgium international was wooed by PSG and Serie A club AC Milan, but the 31-year-old revealed he preferred moving to the French capital.

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Speaking to Telefoot, Fellaini said during a yes or no quiz: "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."

But Fellaini's decision proved to be in vain as the Belgian left the club six months after to join Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng Taishan.

Caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made it clear he will not be having regular playing time week in, week out.

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But Fellaini said he has no regrets leaving Old Trafford and insisted he made the correct decision about his future.

He added: "I think it was the right time to leave.

"It had been 10-and-a-half years since I arrived in England. I had beautiful seasons. Now I wanted a new challenge and a new adventure."

Fellaini was asked who will would win the Champions League tie between PSG and his former side.

"With the confidence they have at the moment, and how they play, I think United are favourites.

"But it's a Champions League match, in the round of 16, so it'll be 50-50.

"PSG have great players but they have two or three players injured. I think Manchester United have the advantage."

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Marcus Rashford has emerged as the Premier League Player for the Month of January following his outstanding performances in the New Year.

The England international scored four goals in January which helped interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remain unbeaten in all competitions. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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