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Fellaini: I stayed with Man Utd for Mourinho

Shandong Luneng midfielder Marouane Fellaini admits he turned down AC Milan out of loyalty to Jose Mourinho.

Fellaini didn't leave Manchester United until after Mourinho's sacking.

"My agent spoke to Milan, but I know Mourinho very well, I always felt good about him and he wanted me to stay with United," Fellaini told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"It was easy to decide to stay for a few more months."

And on his relationship with Mourinho, he added: "For me, Mourinho is a great man. I like his personality: he's hard, but generous. And in football, it is normal to have ups and downs in the relationship between coach and player."

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