Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has insisted his "destiny is with Everton" amid rumors linking him with a move to Manchester United.
The Belgium international has been tipped to follow manager David Moyes to Old Trafford in the summer as the Scot aims to make his mark after taking over from the retired Sir Alex Ferguson. But the 25-year-old Fellaini, who scored against the USA Wednesday night, insists he is happy on Merseyside and has committed his future to Everton despite losing the manager who brought him to the club.
"My destiny is with Everton, it’s as simple as that," Fellaini told the Daily Mirror. "After that, you never know what can happen, but we still speak of one of the greatest English clubs."
The Toffees finished sixth in the Premier League this season, ahead of local rivals Liverpool, and Fellaini believes whoever takes over at Goodison Park will inherit a club ready for success.
"The framework and the basics are there," Fellaini said. "It is in this sense that I mean the departure of the coach does not change anything for me. Despite everything he has done for the club, we always have enough quality to continue to shine.
"Honestly, the departure of the coach does not change. He received a good challenge and I understand that he has accepted. But he never told me about his project to take me with him to United. It is only in the press that I read it."
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