— Andy Morris (@AndyMorrisBIC) May 1, 2016
Marouane Fellaini will most likely be facing action from the FA after he was seen elbowing Robert Huth when Manchester United faced Leicester on Sunday.
Fellaini – who has a sort of history with elbowing his opponents – appeared to deliberately elbow Huth in the neck, and then followed it with another swipe at the German whilst United took a corner in the first half.
The incident was not spotted by referee Michael Oliver, but the United midfielder may still find himself facing a retrospective action by the FA, with a potential three-match ban being the most probable punishment for the Belgian.
United manager Louis van Gaal was however seen defending his player, as the Dutchman stated that Fellaini only reacted in the aforementioned manner because he had his hair pulled by Huth, which is only acceptable in “sex masochism” and not on the pitch.
“Every human being who is grabbed by the hair, only with sex masochism, then it is allowed but not in other situations. They did it. They did it several times I think,” Van Gaal told a Sky Sports reporter.
“Huth was the guy who grabbed the hair of Fellaini. I think the reaction of Fellaini is like a human being.”