‘Pinch of salt’: Marouane Fellaini cautious on Manchester United link-up with old boss David Moyes

By Chris Bailey

Manchester United transfer target Marouane Fellaini has poured cold water over rampant speculation he is set to follow David Moyes to Old Trafford.

Fellaini enjoyed a stellar season at Everton last year, recording a career-best 12 goals – including the winner against United in August.

Though the Belgian does not begrudge Moyes a move to the Red Devils, he insists talk of his own future is pure rumour.

“He got a good offer and I understood why he accepted it,” said Fellaini.

“But he never told me he planned to take me to United. Rumours are part of football and I take them with a pinch of salt.

“Everyone likes that question about Manchester United, but I know of nothing.”

Instead of pining for a transfer, the 24-year-old is adamant the Toffees have a bright future under a different boss – touted to be ex-Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez.

And Fellaini believes his fate rests in Merseyside as he strives to help Everton become a European force.

“My destiny is with Everton, it’s as simple as that,” he added.

“We’re talking about one of the biggest clubs in England, the framework is in place and the manager’s departure doesn’t change anything.

“I do miss playing in the Champions League but we deserved to win a place in it this year.

“We were unlucky Spurs had a good season as well. But it’s clear I am very happy where I am. Everything else is waffle.”

Picture courtesy of Nick Sarebi, via Wiki Commons, with thanks.

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