Marouane Fellaini met with criticism & mockery for hair-pulling in Man Utd 2-2 Arsenal

Marouane Fellaini met with criticism & mockery for hair-pulling in Man Utd 2-2 Arsenal

Robert Huth has given a tongue-in-cheek response after Marouane Fellaini appeared to pull the hair of Matteo Guendouzi’s during Manchester United’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal.

Fellaini, who recently got rid of his own singular hairdo, grasped a hand-full of Guendouzi’s distinguishing locks at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

Fellaini’s hair-pulling history: Four things to know…

1. In May 2016, Fellaini was the victim of similar tactics when Huth pulled his hair in a Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City.

2. Huth received a three-game ban at the time. Fellaini was also suspended having elbowed his opponent in response.

3. Fellaini pulled Guendouzi’s hair on Wednesday but will not be banned this time because the referee saw the offence and awarded a free-kick.

4. The Belgian has been booked just once in 17 games across all competitions this season.

On Thursday morning, Huth posted a photo of the Guendouzi incident with the teasing caption: “Looks like I taught him well… #playon.”

Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy was critical of Fellaini on Wednesday’s Match of the Day.

“He has got away with one, hasn’t he? It is a sending off by the letter of the law,” Murphy said. “It is stupid from Fellaini and really could have cost his team.”

The 31-year-old would have missed Premier League games against Fulham, Liverpool and Cardiff City before Christmas had he received a three-match suspension.

Fellaini has made 17 appearances across all competitions so far this term, scoring two goals.