Manchester United midfielder, Marouane Fellaini who is always recognisable for his trademark hairstyle, and often dominates the centre of the pitch with his tall stature and distinctive Afro, has undergone a photo shoot with GQ magazine to show himself in a brand new light.
While speaking to the publication, 30-year-old Fellaini, rejects this notion, and believes there are far more facets to his game which have seen him become an instrumental component for both club and country.
‘It think it’s easy for them to portray me as an aggressive player, but I’m not,’ Fellaini told GQ Style.
‘I try to play my game, I try my best to recover the ball quickly: that’s my job. Try to be better all the time, to give my best for the team, for the club. I always want to improve.’
Despite his future at Manchester United frequently coming into question over the years, Fellaini has repeatedly proved to be an important player relied upon by different managers since being signed by David Moyes in September 2013.
Current boss Jose Mourinho has come to depend heavily upon Fellaini in recent seasons, and selected the midfielder during his side’s recent victory over arch rivals Liverpool.
The relationship between the two, Fellaini points out, is one of respect and a mutual desire to win.
‘I’ve learnt a lot with him. Jose is someone who wants to win every game: he pushes players to get the maximum from them. He has a very good understanding with his players. He’s a winner.’