My guess is he’s free to go if offers come but it feels he’s linked to Turkey every 6 months but he has no desire to leave Utd because he’s always been able to force his way back in because he’s obviously a top pro so managers like him.
I think the way Fred is playing he will probably stay just in case we do need him as the 5th choice CM but he has to go in the summer he needs to be told his time is up and to find a move.
If we are sticking with a 3 man midfield system then yes I think to play 3 you need 5 quality midfield options as you will need to rotate due to injury, suspension & fatigue.
Fellaini needed upgrading last summer but the club clearly weren’t interested in buying 2 and losing 2 for nothing with Carrick retiring. Hopefully Fred finds his feet bit like Lindelof might take a season for him to really settle into the league then replace Fellaini in the summer and hopefully sell him for a bit of money.
You have to say Periera & McTominay aren’t really staking a strong claim for that position and I wonder if Lingard needs to be moved central long term if we find a proper right sided attacking player to go in that front 3.