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Shandong Luneng midfielder Fellaini denies quitting Man Utd for money

Shandong Luneng midfielder Marouane Fellaini denies he quit Manchester United last month for money.

Fellaini is believed to have doubled his earnings in China by agreeing a £235,000-a-week deal, but he insisted his move was all about regular football and not financial gain.

“Not me," he told Het Nieuwsblad. “I see this as a challenge at a club that has it all. Literally. You should see our medical and technical facilities. I love being here.

“With the Asian Champions League, I'll have to play two games a week here as well. I won't be able to get more rest than in England every week. But okay, it's true that the intensity is different here."

Fellaini could make his debut in the Chinese Super League opener against Beijing Renhe next Friday.

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