Mourinho told Fellaini: 'Shut up and sign the contract'

Man Utd manager Jose Mourinho and Phil Jones

Jose Mourinho confirmed the news after Manchester United's 2-0 win over Huddersfield and expects the Belgium midfielder to be out of action for two months.

'It's not the end of his season, not at all.

In an interview with MUTV at the Aon Training Complex earlier this afternoon, the manager identified Fellaini as the only new injury concern following the Spurs match, and said he feels "sorry" for the Belgian global. Fellaini's deal ends on 1 July and the 30-year-old wants a sizeable increase on a salary thought to be around £120,000 a week. "Two, three, four or five, I can not say at the moment", Mourinho revealed.

"He had surgery this morning", Mourinho told a news conference.

"I told him don't gamble too much before you know the extent of the injury".

The Belgian, who is out of contract at the end of the season, suffered the injury during the 2-0 defeat to Tottenham at Wembley on Wednesday night.

Sources have told ESPN FC Fellaini turned down a contract offer from United in September. Mourinho said EPL leaders Manchester City are presently doing well to clinch the league and their side will try hard to finish on the second spot.

It's being reported that Fellaini wants a huge pay rise worth £120,000-per-week to stay at Old Trafford which, naturally, has sparked outrage amongst fans. But, considering what Mourinho said, no one can argue that a serious message has been delivered to the central midfielder and he better keep that in mind before trying to negotiate for a raise. We were first for a few weeks and then I think we were always second. It's not a complete rupture of any structure of the knee.

On Fellaini's injury, Mourinho added: "It's not an anterior cruciate ligament".

"Champions League is arriving and lots of tough matches to play and probably we are going to lose for a few weeks".

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