Former Man United midfielder Fellaini announces retirement

Former Everton and Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has announced his retirement from football at the age of 36.

Fellaini, who recently finished a four-year stint at Chinese side Shandong Taishan, said on Instagram that he is bringing his 18-year playing career to an end.

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The midfielder, who made 87 appearances for Belgium, spent six years at Everton before joining United in 2013. He spent a further six years at Old Trafford, where he scored 22 goals in 177 appearances.

"I am writing this post to announce that after a career of 18 years, I am retiring from professional football," Fellaini wrote on Instagram. "What an incredible journey it has been! I am so grateful to have played the sport I love at the highest level."

Fellaini won the FA Cup and Europa League during his time at United and helped Belgium finish third at the 2018 World Cup.