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Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini claims he is not 'an aggressive player' as he insists disrupting players is just his 'job'

  • Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini claims he is not 'an aggressive player'
  • The 30-year-old insists disrupting his opponents to win the ball back is his 'job'
  • Fellaini is no stranger to being carded by referees throughout his career
  • The Belgium international could become a free agent at the end of the season

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini believes he has been incorrectly branded as an 'aggressive player' after insisting that its his job to win the ball back quickly.

The Belgium international is not afraid of the physical side of the game and has collected his fair share of cards throughout his time with Everton and the Red Devils.

Despite this, his style of play has been embraced by the two Premier League sides and his versatility has often seen him placed in midfield or up top as a target man.

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini claims he is not 'an aggressive player'

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini claims he is not 'an aggressive player'

The 30-year-old insists disrupting his opponents to win the ball back is his 'job' at United

The 30-year-old insists disrupting his opponents to win the ball back is his 'job' at United

However, the 30-year-old midfield enforcer claims that his reputation as a thug is wrong and that he's just playing his game.

'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.

'I try to be better all the time, to give my best for the team, for the club. I always want to improve.'

Fellaini's physical playing style often sees him carded by referees in England and in Europe

Fellaini's physical playing style often sees him carded by referees in England and in Europe

The versatile midfielder came on in United's 2-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday afternoon

The versatile midfielder came on in United's 2-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday afternoon

Since making his £27million move from the Toffees to Old Trafford in 2013, Fellaini has become a key part of Jose Mourinho's squad.

The Portuguese manager is keen to extend Fellaini's time at the club but the Belgian player could become a free agent this summer.

Fellaini rejected United’s offer of a new contract recently and has been linked with a number of clubs, notably Besiktas and Fenerbahce in Turkey. 

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