Marouane Fellaini says he thinks he has been treated like a "murderer" during his time in England - and is unsure whether he will stay at Manchester United.
"They have labelled me an aggressive player, a murderer," he told Belgian website HUMO. "Look, I'm fanatical. The team that wants it the hardest wins but there have been times when I came out as the villain.
"What should I do if they pull me by the hair? It sounds like a joke, but it really hurts.
"Last season I was suspended after the derby against City for a headbutt against [Sergio] Aguero. He stepped towards me and then dropped dead. But, no, I get the red.
"Players often try to provoke me but do you know how many yellow cards I collected last season? Four, in 45 matches. I've never destroyed someone's career."
United triggered a one-year extension in the 30-year-old's contract at the start of the year, but agreeing a deal beyond the end of the current campaign is proving difficult.
"They made a proposal, probably another will follow. Whether I will accept it, I do not know. We will see. You cannot arrange something like that in a jiffy," Fellaini added.
"If Manchester did not want me anymore, they would have said that for a long time."
Fellaini can begin talks with clubs when the January transfer window opens and could leave for nothing when his current contract expires at the end of the season.
The Belgian international has discussed his situation with Mourinho but does not expect it to affect his relationship with the manager.
"We talked about it. The coach is someone who respects the decisions of his players," he said.
Fellaini, who has played nine league games and scored three goals this season, is currently sidelined with a knee injury.