Manchester United will miss Marouane Fellaini if contract expires this summer

The Belgian 30-year-old has been offered a new deal by United but is considering his options and could make a free transfer.

Would he be a big loss to Jose Mourinho? Should United do all they can to try to keep him at the club? We asked Soccer Saturday pundits Matt Le Tissier and Charlie Nicholas for their views…

“I guess from a manager’s perspective he gives you a different option. Will he start 30 games next season? No, probably not. He’s just a squad player who gives you a use in certain situation and Manchester United should be better than having ‘throw on the big lad’ as their plan B.

“I think Mourinho will keep him around because he likes to have options but for the fans I think he represents what they are frustrated at in terms of the style he represents.”

“Well after scoring the winner against Arsenal I’m not his biggest fan!

“He was one of the players who was brought in for the sake of it under a desperate David Moyes, but we can see he’s not technically good enough to stay at United.

“If they’re going to bring in a few other players this summer then you’d think he’d be part of the sale along with Luke Shaw, Juan Mata and Marcos Rojo.”