‘With pain in my heart’ – Former Manchester United midfielder announces next chapter

The 34-year-old swapped the Premier League for Asia in 2019 and has gone on to win the Chinese Super League and three Chinese FA Cups during his time in Jinan. Fellaini was bought by David Moyes in a 27.5million move but failed to replicate the form he produced at Goodison Park in United colours.

Having spent five years in Asia, Fellaini cited the time he spent in China as &apossome of the best moments of my professional life,&apos but it is still relatively unclear what lies next for the former Standard Liege man. Some reports have suggested he will retire from the professional game, but it is yet to be confirmed.

&apos&aposThis is an emotional moment for me because the time has come to say goodbye,&apos&apos began the former Belgian international on social media. &apos&aposWith pain in my heart I say goodbye to China, the city of Jinan, the great club of Shandong Taisha FC, its president, the coaches, the staff, my teammates and last but not least, our fantastic fans.

&apos&aposDuring the last five years I have lived some of the best moments of my professional life. We have won so many trophies. I am proud that I was able to contribute to these successes which have given all of our fans so much joy. I will never forget these incredible moments.