Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini would be "proud and honoured" to work with Jose Mourinho. The 28-year-old Belgian has become a divisive figure at Old Trafford since joining United from Everton in 2013, but Fellaini has revealed he is determined to stay at the club and fight for his place.
The burly midfielder − who is currently at Euro 2016 with Belgium − is eager to impress the former Chelsea boss, who replaced Louis van Gaal in May. Fellaini also revealed he has already been in contact with Mourinho and says he sees his future at United.
"Mourinho contacted me by text to say welcome to United and to wish me a good Euro," he said of the new United manager, according to Sky Sports. "As far as my future is concerned, I'm under contract with Manchester United."
Fellaini admitted the onus is now on him to prove his worth to the United boss. "In addition, a great manager, Jose Mourinho, is arriving," said Fellaini, who joined United for £27.5m ($39m) from the Toffees. "He likes to win titles and I would be honoured and proud to work with him. Now it's up to me to show he can trust me."
Despite this, United have been linked with a host of midfielders since Mourinho was appointed, including French duo Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kante. However, the Old Trafford club are likely to face stiff competition to sign either player, both of whom are also competing in Euro 2016.