Whereas hardly one for the purists, Manchester United and Arsenal served up an entertaining encounter on Wednesday night as the 2 sides contested a frantic 2-2 draw at Previous Trafford.
With the scores degree and each groups chasing the sport, United despatched Marouane Fellaini on for the ultimate 20 minutes within the hope that the midfielder’s famed bodily presence would make an impression.
Fellaini duly obliged, although maybe not within the exact method Jose Mourinho had envisaged.
Certainly, apparently overcome by a sudden bout of hair envy (having just lately had his personal afro sheared off), Fellaini set about unceremoniously stopping Matteo Guendouzi in his tracks by grabbing a handful of his counterpart’s personal tousled locks.
The Belgian was subsequently reprimanded by referee Andre Marriner however someway managed to flee a reserving.
Nonetheless, that did not cease viewers from having their say on social media.
Marouane Fellaini waits till he cuts his hair to begin pulling the hair of others…
— James Tyler FC (@JamesTylerESPN) 5 December 2018
— Carly Adno (@CarlyAdno226) 5 December 2018
“Marouane Fellaini can solely cease 19 12 months previous midfielder by pulling him again by the hair in recreation in any other case marred by 6 yellow playing cards and a pair of accidents” is the right description of Jose Mourinho’s model of soccer at Man United #MUNARS
— Paul Fischer (@tencents77) 5 December 2018
fellaini reduce his hair now he is jealous of guendouzi’s flowing locks, you hate to see it
— A West (@ayyy_west) 5 December 2018
Fellaini is Mourinho’s iPad.
Significantly better methods to mother or father nevertheless it’s simply so rattling handy.
— Adam Peacock (@adampeacock3) 5 December 2018
Marouane Fellaini-Guendouzi gate introduced again reminiscences. When Robert Huth Fellaini’s hair, the present Louis van Gaal delivered: “Solely in intercourse masochism it’s allowed.” #mufc #afc pic.twitter.com/hfL3ez4nKh
— Kristof Terreur 📰🎥 (@HLNinEngeland) 6 December 2018
Having watched Leicester defender Robert Huth yank Fellaini’s afro throughout a recreation towards the tail finish of the 2016-17 season, Van Gaal admonished the act earlier than exclaiming that hair-pulling is barely acceptable as a part of “intercourse masochism.”
Please settle for our sincerest apologies for sullying yours and everyone else’s day in a single fell swoop.