Former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 36.

Fellaini was David Moyes’ first United signing in a £27.5 million move from Everton on deadline day in 2013.

During his time at Manchester United Fellaini managed to win the FA Cup, the League Cup and the Europa League during his five-and-a-half years at Old Trafford, scoring 22 goals in 177 appearance.

Fellaini also won 87 caps for Belgium, scoring 18 goals, and helping them finish third at the 2018 World Cup before enjoying league and cup success with Shandong in China.

“What an incredible journey it has been! I am so grateful to have played the sport I love at the highest level.I am proud to have represented Standard in Belgium, Everton and Manchester United in the UK, and Shandong Taishan in China.

I have played in front of the best fans in the world, and I want to take this moment to thank all of them for their unwavering support throughout my career.

As I embark on this new chapter in my life, I look forward to new challenges, but be assured, I will continue to support the beautiful game in any way I can,”Fellaini wrote on his Instagram.


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