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Fellaini signs new Man United two-year deal

Fellaini was expected to depart Man United after rejecting a new deal. Credit: PA

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has signed a new two-year contract, with the option to extend for a further 12 months.

The 30-year-old Belgium international joined United from Everton in 2013 and has made 156 appearances and scored 20 goals, winning the the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League.

"I am pleased to be continuing my journey as a Manchester United player," he told manutd.com.

"I made this decision because I am very happy here. Also, I feel like this team, under Jose, still has a lot we want to achieve."

Fellaini has become something of a favourite for Jose Mourinho and, despite recent speculation that the midfielder was considering leaving, the Red Devils boss was convinced he would extend his stay.

"I am very happy Marouane is staying with us," Mourinho said.

"I always believed in his desire to stay with the club and I am delighted that he has signed a new contract."

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Fred signs for Manchester United

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Manchester United have completed the signing of Brazil midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donestsk, the Premier League club have announced.

The 25-year-old has signed a five-year contract, with the option to extend for a further year, after completing a medical.

United reached an agreement with Shakhtar earlier this month, with the Premier League club reportedly paying a fee in excess of £50million.

Fred told the club's website, www.manutd.com: "This is the biggest club in the world and I am delighted to be a part of this amazing team. To work with Jose Mourinho, who has won so many trophies in his time as a coach, is an opportunity not to be missed.

"I cannot wait to get started and to meet my new team-mates. I would like to thank everyone at Shakhtar Donetsk for everything they have done for me over the past five years.

"This is a very exciting time for me with my focus now fully on the World Cup with Brazil."

Fred missed Brazil's opening match of the World Cup, a 1-1 draw against Switzerland on Sunday with an ankle injury.

United boss Mourinho said: "Fred will complement our other midfielders' qualities. His creative brain and passing vision will give us another dimension to our game.

"I am very happy he is joining our club and I believe our players know how important he can be in our team."

Stoney named Manchester United women's team boss

Former England captain Casey Stoney has been appointed as the head coach of the new Manchester United women's team. Credit: PA

Former England captain Casey Stoney has been appointed as the head coach of the new Manchester United women's team.

The 36-year-old, who earned 130 international caps and won 12 major trophies during her career, has recently worked as an assistant with England Women.

"I am delighted to have joined Manchester United. This the biggest club in the world," Stoney said.

"The fact that we are going to have a women's team and I'm going to be able to introduce that from scratch, to build a team, build a philosophy, with the biggest club in the world, means that, for me, there is no more exciting opportunity."

Manchester United's application to enter a women's team in next season's FA Women's Championship was approved by the Football Association last month.

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