Fellaini starts Manchester United friendly despite Galatasaray talks

Source Fellaini Instagram

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has today moved to dismiss reports that midfielder Marouane Fellaini is set to leave the club for Galatasaray, as it had been hinted that a deal was days from completion.

Pictures of Nemanja Matic clad in Manchester United training gear with the No 31 branded on his chest did the rounds on social media on Sunday and it is easy to see why Mourinho sees him as the final piece in his midfield puzzle.

Rashford and Mkhitaryan also both had decent shots for Man United in the opening 30 minutes of football, but the score remained goalless as Valerenga managed to defend their lines on a number of occasions.

While it is not clear who else will play in attack on the opening day - Anthony Martial again showed flashes, Henrikh Mkhitaryan put in a good cross for the first goal and Juan Mata was largely quiet on his return - it is clear that Lukaku is going to be a key player for United this season.

The Frenchman had hit the woodwork before Fellaini's goal, and much will be expected of the world-record signing in his second season after returning from Juventus.

Fellaini has travelled with the United squad for their pre-season match in Oslo, Norway.

Valerenga had a rare opportunity just after the hour mark but it was spurned by Ghayas Zahid, and shortly afterwards 20-year-old McTominay netted his first senior goal for United with a confidently-taken half-volley. "It was Schweinsteiger. It's a free jersey, we have a few free and 31 is one of them", he said. We want to try to avoid a Mourinho season.

Galatasaray sporting director, Cenk Ergun confirmed the club's interest in signing Fellaini, and it is suggested that all that remains is the agreement of a transfer fee as personal terms have already been agreed. "Marouane forget it. He's very important for me".

This evening gives them and United's more experienced stars another chance to impress and they will want to get a win under their belts after losing to Barcelona last time out.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sen. Lindsey Graham Releases Statement on White House Shakeup
Jul 31, 2017 - 01:04
The president followed with tweets thanking Reince Priebus, who has served as chief of staff since Trump's inauguration. He was hired with the goal of bringing more discipline to the White House, a senior White House official said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top After 6-month run, Trump ousts chief of staff Reince Priebus
Jul 31, 2017 - 01:03
You accomplish great things every day defending our nation and I know your exceptional work will continue", he continued. But he decided on Kelly because he was impressed by the job he had done leading DHS and trusted him not to leak.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mehbooba's Article 35-A Rant: Cracks appear in PDP-BJP alliance
Jul 30, 2017 - 01:29
With the Supreme Court directing the Union of India to seek directions, the case has been listed to be heard on August 14. As told to IANS , Mufti praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership but said that for her "India is Indira".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Scaramucci suggests Trump may veto bipartisan Russian sanctions
Jul 30, 2017 - 01:29
Two administration officials say that Trump is likely to sign the bill, despite ongoing wrangling over language and bureaucracy. They fear the new sanctions could hinder key energy projects in Europe and further inflame internal European Union divisions.

October trial date for women accused of murdering Kim Jong Nam
Jul 30, 2017 - 01:29
Shah Alam deputy police chief Superintendent Nek Zaidi Zakaria said police would be involved in an operation dubbed Op Prank. Malaysian police have said four North Korean suspects fled the country on the same day Kim Jong Nam was killed.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Amit Shah, Smriti Irani to contest Rajya Sabha polls
Jul 30, 2017 - 01:28
It's just a question of the BJP succeeding in wooing at least one MLA to ensure the defeat of Ahmed Patel, the insider points out. Similarly, another BJP leader Prabhat Jha mocked the Congress, and said it is not more a party, but is being run by a family.

Lewis Hamilton rules out Hungarian Grand Prix victory
Jul 30, 2017 - 01:28
Daniel Ricciardo has topped the Friday practice timesheets in his upgraded Red Bull Racing vehicle at the Hungarian Grand Prix . Vettel was on course to beat his time on his second run in Q3 but lost out in the final sector, and was 0.002secs slower.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump replaces chief of staff Priebus with retired General Kelly
Jul 30, 2017 - 01:27
He defended the orders to reporters and lawmakers and insisted that he indeed had been part of the decision-making process. The president followed with tweets thanking Reince Priebus, who has served as chief of staff since Trump's inauguration.

AMD Ryzen Optimization Process Largely Completed
Jul 29, 2017 - 00:59
Both have access to the same dual-channel DDR4-2,666 memory, have a full complement of PCIe lanes, and have a restrained 65W TDP . The GTX 1080 and Ryzen 3 ran The Witcher 3 (1920 x 1080, ultra settings) at 85.4 frames per second (85.5 fps at 3.9 GHz ).

Starbucks Closes Teavana Stores
Jul 29, 2017 - 00:54
The company operates more than 25,000 locations, including standalone stores and retail outlets inside larger stores. Starbucks announced this week it was closing all 379 of its Teavana locations over the coming year.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Praises Law Enforcement in Fighting MS-13 Gang
Jul 29, 2017 - 00:48
The gang has taken root in several major US metropolitan areas in the past few decades. The gang is blamed for 17 murders in the county over the previous year and a half.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NWS puts most of state under Flash Flood Watch through Friday evening
Jul 29, 2017 - 00:42
This will add to already high river levels but the worst would be flash flooding in low lying areas and those with poor drainage. The low-pressure system and actual cold front will bring additional rain which could lead to some local flooding issues.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Stockton teen 'broken apart' after streaming sister's death, Lawyer says
Jul 28, 2017 - 00:32
Contrasting Samrao's position, Merced's Chief Deputy District Attorney Harold Nutt believes that the case is clear cut. I love my sister this is the last thing I thought was going to happen to us. "I don't --- care at all".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ed Sheeran shortlisted for Mercury Prize
Jul 28, 2017 - 00:31
Among the 12 contenders for the album of the year prize, grime and hip hop artist Stormzy is nominated for his debut offering Gang Signs And Prayer.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bill Belichick on CTE study: 'I'm not really a medical expert'
Jul 28, 2017 - 00:30
Wainright died in April 2016 at age 48 from a heart attack triggered by bleeding in the brain, said his wife, Stacie. He says this does not mean the majority of athletes who play football, including the NFL, are destined to have CTE .