Howard praised the professionalism of Baines and Fellaini and is keen for them to stay on Merseyside.
The American, himself a former United player, said: "Felli and Baines have been brilliant.
"Other clubs have got some idiots who don't turn up to training or train with the reserves. These guys (Fellaini and Baines) train so hard, they are out there working as hard as anyone else.
"What goes on in the boardroom is not down to me.
"Of course I want them to stay. They have been brilliant for us."
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