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Fellaini awaits FA’s violent conduct verdict

The Belgian is facing a potential three-match ban following an incident in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Leicester
The Belgian is facing a potential three-match ban following an incident in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Leicester

UNITED KINGDOM, May 2 – Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is likely to face retrospective action from the FA after his clash with Leicester defender Robert Huth, but didn’t seem too worried about that while dining out at the trendy Manchester House on Sunday night.

Joined by his twin brother Mansour, who had his arm in a sling, the Belgium international enjoyed a night on the town seemingly unfazed.

Fellaini struck Huth with a wild elbow as the pair tussled in the box during United’s 1-1 draw with the Foxes earlier that afternoon.

The incident, not spotted or punished by the officials at Old Trafford, is being investigated with a video review.

Standard procedure for retrospective action for violent conduct – should a player be found guilty – is a three-match ban, which would rule Fellaini out of United’s remaining league fixtures this season.

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli was handed a three-match suspension following a similar incident, which saw him kick out at West Brom’s Claudio Yacob.

Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal gave a bizarre response when quizzed over Fellaini’s behaviour by reporters at the weekend.

Fellaini’s elbow had come in retaliation after Huth was seen pulling his hair and Van Gaal likened the German’s actions to a sex act before offering to demonstrate said act on several journalists.

Van Gaal said: ‘When I grab you by the hair, what are you doing? Shall I do it? It’s also a penalty. When I grab your hair, you react also. I know for sure.’

When asked if Fellaini should have been sent off, he said: ‘No, I don’t think so. It’s not in the books that someone has to grab by the hair and then pull it behind – only in sex masochism.’

United’s draw with Leicester sees them move to fifth in the Premier League table with 60 points, four off the pace of rivals Manchester City in fourth.

-By Daily Mail-