Date: 21st August 2016 at 6:42pm
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Marouane Fellaini is not only back in favour at United the former Everton midfielder, when he seemed certain to leave Old Trafford not too long ago, could be tied down to a new deal.

Such a move has been speculated over the weekend.

It has been said Jose Mourinho wants him to sign a new contract with a two-year extension on the table after a change of fortunes over the summer.

When speaking after the Southampton win Mourinho feels all it took was a phone call from him to achieve.

‘Fellaini is playing well. It`s a complete change in the relationship and I am happy with the result. Maybe a simple phone call can make a difference to a player who was feeling he was not loved, to a player who when the [transfer] market opened everyone was saying he was leaving. Everyone was saying he wasn`t for me.

‘Maybe a simple phone call then, after my presentation as Manchester United manager, changed a lot. I said to him, ‘Forget everything you read. With me you don`t leave, for sure’.’

Mourinho thinks that perhaps this unexpected phone call to the Belgium international and reassurance about his future has brought about a greater confidence and seen him impress after being involved in both of the Premier League match so far.

An unexpected extension to his Old Trafford deal could be on!

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