The incredible reason why Marouane Fellaini is suing New Balance for £2.1m

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Marouane Fellaini's time at Manchester United has been nothing short of torrid.

When David Moyes joined the club in 2013, he was expected to splash the cash and bring in quality players to maintain Man United's status as the country's most dominant club.

However, the only major signing the Scot could muster in the summer transfer window was Fellaini from his former club, Everton.

Unfortunately for Fellaini, a number of poor performances in his debut season at Old Trafford quickly turned fans against him, and he could only make 21 appearances in what was a disastrous first season.

In fact, the Belgian's performances were of such poor quality, that the Daily Telegraph named him as one of the worst signings of the 2013/2014 season. Ouch.

Although Fellaini has improved from that season, he is still not a regular starter, and year after year his own fans have heavily criticised him for his poor performances.


In an amazing story, it has been revealed that Fellaini is suing New Balance for £2.1 million.

The 29-year-old signed a contact with New Balance in 2012 to use their boots, but according to the Sun, Fellaini is suing them for the boots' poor quality.

The Sun also report that the boots needed to be steamed and stretched by United’s kit-man before he could get them on, and due to their poor fit, they caused his feet 'considerable damage'.

And, the midfielder has even blamed the boots for his poor performances, claiming that the boots caused him 'loss of enjoyment, inconvenience and impact on performance.'

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It's quite amazing that Fellaini is still at Man United to this day, given the amount of abuse he has suffered from his own fans in the past few years.

However, his time at Old Trafford may soon be up.

The Belgian is out of contract in the summer, and there have been rumours that he may be on his way to Turkey.

Although Jose Mourinho has commented that he wants to keep him at the club, he is nevertheless 'worried' about Fellaini's future.

Maybe if Fellaini had not signed with New Balance and had actually got boots that had fit, he would be a cult-hero at Man United by now.

But that is a very big maybe...

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