The 30-year-old has endured a difficult relationship with United supporters at times but has become an influential player under the Portuguese.
That form was recognised as the Red Devils triggered the one-year extension in Fellaini’s contract at the start of the year, but agreeing a deal beyond the summer is proving difficult.
It is understood United have no intention of cashing in on the midfielder in January despite talks stalling and a contract being rejected at the start of the campaign.
Asked if he was worried that Fellaini would not be here next season, Mourinho said: “Yes, I am.”
When asked if there was anything he could do to turn it around, the United boss added: “Nothing. It is a discussion between the player and the board. I am not involved in contracts, in deals. And I respect both.
Mourinho has admitted Fellaini could leave in the summer at his press conference this morning. Said Jones and Bailly still out vs Brighton.— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) November 24, 2017
“I respect the player because the player has the right to decide his future. He finishes his contract, he has the right to decide his future, and I respect the board because the decisions and the discussions are under their control.
“So I just wait, wishing that they will have an understanding but it’s out of my control.”
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Here are a few pointers to guide you ahead of Gameweek Thirteen.
In the last edition of this column, Romelu Lukaku (11.5m) was the pick for the captaincy and while he had us pulling our hair out for a bit, he eventually came through with a goal.
Even though United host Brighton on Saturday, Harry Kane gets the armband this week. There’s plenty of trepidation around the decision and rightly so. The Tottenham striker has scored in only four of the 12 Gameweeks this season, has blanked in his last three and has scored only once at Wembley in the league.
Sooner or later though, something’s got to give. He’s been in form in the Champions League, scoring six in the five group games so far. So it’s not that he’s playing badly, it just hasn’t happened for him consistently in the league.
He still has the most shots at goal and is the league’s most threatening attacker. This week could be when it comes together for him and he records a big tally…. we hope.
ROMELU LUKAKU is among the several alternatives this week. He finally ended his goal drought with a strike against Newcastle and expect him to be on target at Old Trafford again.
Meanwhile, there’s also Leroy Sane (9.0m) to consider who keeps delivering points with Manchester City travelling to Huddersfield. Alexis Sanchez (11.8m) is worth considering as well and Mesut Ozil (9.3m) is a cheaper alternative in that Arsenal midfield that take on Burnley away.
PASCAL GROSS (5.9m) was our pick in this category last week and scored 10 points with an assist and three bonus points. RICHARLISON (6.5m) is our pick this week. The Brazilian scored last week and normally hits the back of the net on the road as Watford visit Newcastle .
PAUL POGBA | MANCHESTER UNITED | 8.0M
Get him while he’s cheap! Well, sort of. Paul Pogba’s now back to his original price after rising by 0.3m before his injury. His first game back and he bagged a goal and assist. Naturally several have dashed to get him into their teams and his price will soon rise again. The Frenchman does make United tick and seems set to keep delivering on a regular basis over the course of the season.
FERNANDINHO | MANCHESTER CITY | 5.2M
Fernandinho has managed 30 points over the last five GWs. At that price, he’s a very cheap way into that City midfield especially if you want to double up with the likes of Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane, Kevin de Bruyne or even David Silva.
JOHN STONES| MANCHESTER CITY | 5.7M
This one is pretty simple really. John Stones is injured, he’s pulled his hamstring, and should be out for six to eight weeks. Nicolas Otamendia (5.8m) is the natural replacement but Kyle Walker (6.6m) could deliver more in the long run. Meanwhile, Vincent Kompany (5.8m) is back as well and should get games with Stones out.
OUMAR NIASSE | EVERTON | 5.0M
Oumar Niasse has been one of the surprises of the season, so much so that he wasn’t even available in the game until ahead of GW six. At just 5m, he’s been one of the better budget third strikers, scoring three times and assisting once in the last four GWs.
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The Hammers suffered a 2-0 defeat at Watford on Sunday in David Moyes’s first match in charge, with goals from Will Hughes and Richarlison settling the match at Vicarage Road.
Some supporters have apparently been taking their grievances too far though, with the Essex Police Force Control Room urging them to stop using the emergency number.
Sections of the visiting support chanted “sack the board” during the match as the team remained 18th in the Premier League table.
West Ham host Leicester in their first home match since Moyes’s appointment on Friday.
Captain Mark Noble has urged unhappy supporters to rally behind their struggling team.
“It’s a very difficult situation for us,” the skipper said.
“The fans show their emotions, and rightly so because they’re not happy and they pay a lot of money to come and watch us.
“I know it’s hard, I know they’re frustrated, and we are too because we know we’re better than what we’re showing, but I urge them to stick by us and hopefully the good times will come back.
“As much as we’re not performing on the pitch at the minute, we need them to stick by us.”
“As much as we’re not performing on the pitch at the minute, we need them to stick by us.”https://t.co/6573qMPM2S
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) November 19, 2017
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