Marouane Fellaini has signed a new two-year contract at Manchester United, with the option of a third.
Fellaini was expected to leave United upon the expiration of a contract he signed when he joined the club from Everton in summer 2013.
The Belgian had been courted by Arsenal, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and a number of Chinese Super League clubs, with an announcement on his future expected on July 1.
But he has completed an unexpected U-turn by signing fresh terms with United.
“I am pleased to be continuing my journey as a Manchester United player,” he told the club’s website. “I made this decision because I am very happy here.
“Also, I feel like this team, under Jose, still has a lot we want to achieve.
“I would like to say a special thank you to Jose for the faith he has always shown in me. My focus now is on the World Cup and I am looking forward to a successful season ahead.”
Jose Mourinho, the man responsible for this utter madness, added: “I am very happy Marouane is staying with us.
“I always believed in his desire to stay with the club and I am delighted that he has signed a new contract.”