Manchester United fans furious with Marouane Fellaini’s red card against Manchester City

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United fans were quick to vent their fury towards Marouane Fellaini after the Belgian picked up a needless red card during their side’s 0-0 draw with Manchester City on Thursday night.

Fellaini, quite literally seconds after being booked for a rash foul on Sergio Aguero, bundled into the Argentine again and, for no clear season, head-butted him to the floor.

Referee Martin Atkinson immediately reached for a red card and Jose Mourinho, as a result, will be without the 29-year-old for three games.

Man United fans didn’t hesitate when it came to lambasting Fellaini for what was a moment of real stupidity.


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This was a moment of a madness, but something Fellaini can do – and has done in the past – just when the situation demands a cool head. The fact that the head-butt came just moments after he picked up a booking seemed to accentuate what was a pitiful episode of brainlessness on the Belgian’s behalf.

Mourinho, with very few options going forward and a number of crucial games coming up that required Fellaini’s steel, will most definitely feel like having a few words with the Belgian in the aftermath, one suspects.

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