By Coral Barry

Marouane Fellaini connected yet again with the face of a Liverpool player when Manchester United took on their historic rivals at Old Trafford in the Europa League – and Reds fans were enraged.

The Belgian was lucky to be involved in the second leg for United after cameras caught him throwing an arm in the face of Emre Can last week at Anfield.

Fellaini avoided retrospective action from UEFA and was named in Louis Van Gaal’s starting eleven on Thursday night.

However it took the midfielder just a few minutes to get involved in another clash, this time with Roberto Firmino.

Referee Milorad Mazic awarded the free-kick against Fellaini but nothing more, ignoring Firmino’s protests.

Liverpool fans were infuriated that Fellaini escaped unscathed yet again from another questionable elbow and let their feelings be known on Twitter during the game.

One Liverpool supporter thinks he has discovered the real reason behind Fellaini’s luck with referees.

In other Liverpool news, Paul Scholes seems to agree with Reds supporters about Fellaini’s tactics.