While growing up, Fellaini excelled in track events as well as in football.It is reported that he would usually choose to run to school rather than take the bus as his peers would do because of his abilities.His father, Abdellatif, was a former goalkeeper who played for Moroccan clubs Raja Casablanca and Hassania d’Agadir before becoming a bus driver after migrating to Belgium with his wife to seek a better life.He currently serves as his son’s agent and can be seen attending his games.
The 6 feet 5 inches tall athlete, who previously hoped to become a long-distance runner, currently plays in the English Premier League for Manchester United and despite him having strong Moroccan links through both his parents, he chose to instead represent Belgium on the international stage.
The 30-year-old started as Belgium beat England at the World Cup on Thursday, after which he reiterated that news about his future was imminent.
The contract is a boost for Mourinho, who has been desperate to keep Fellaini at Old Trafford.
I would like to say a special thank you to Jose for the faith he has always..
pic.twitter.com/OVlogjmt JW— Marouane Fellaini (@Fellaini) June 29, 2018 “My focus now is on the World Cup but I am looking forward to a successful season ahead.” Fellaini joined United from Everton in 2013 and has scored 20 goals in 156 appearances, winning the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League during his time at Old Trafford.