Howard Webb: People are getting fed up with Manchester United ‘thug’ Fellaini

Former Premier League referee Howard Webb has labelled Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini a ‘thug’ and believes people are getting sick of the Belgian’s antics.

Fellaini managed to escape punishment from UEFA for elbowing Liverpool’s Emre Can in the first leg of their Europa League tie.

However, the 28-year-old received a yellow card for catching Dejan Lovren with a stray elbow in the return fixture, while a separate, but similar incident with Roberto Firmino went unsanctioned by match officials.

“It’s one thing imposing yourself on the game. It’s another thing being a thug,” Webb told BT Sport.

“What is it about Fellaini that he can’t play without throwing his arms into people’s faces?

“We know what Fellaini is about. We have seen it all through his career but he seems to be getting worse and worse.

“I think people are getting a little bit fed up with him.”

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