The Belgian believes his portrayal as a physical player is wide of the mark, with his game all about disrupting opponents and winning the ball back. Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini claims to be unfairly portrayed as an “aggressive player”, with it merely his job to disrupt opponents and win the ball back.
The Belgium international has had a habit of collecting cards throughout his career, with an ungainly style often getting him into trouble with referees. He is not afraid to throw his weight around when required, with his physical attributes having been embraced by Everton and United in Premier League and European competition. Fellaini’s efforts down the years have seen him make close to 250 Premier League appearances and be the subject of big-money transfers totalling over £40 million.
The versatile 30-year-old is, however, eager to point out that he is no thug and that he only ever sets out to give his all for the good of the collective cause.
Fellaini told GQ Style: “It think it’s easy for them to portray me as an aggressive player, but I’m not. “I try to play my game, I try my best to recover the ball quickly: that’s my job.
He has been a key part of Jose Mourinho’s plans since the Portuguese coach arrived at Old Trafford, with United still hoping that an extension can be agreed to an expiring contract.
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