By Coral Barry
Paul Scholes says Marouane Fellaini gets away with at least 15 fouls a game after the Manchester United midfielder avoided a ban for an elbow on Emre Can.
Fellaini was caught on camera throwing an arm into the face of Can in the dying moments of Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over United in the Europa League last week at Anfield.
Despite the video evidence, Fellaini avoided retrospective action for the challenge and Scholes has admitted the Belgian loves getting rough for United.
“Fellaini, he does that every game,” said Scholes talking to BT Sport about the incident.
“He’s lucky to get away with that. I think Can did go down a bit easy, but Fellaini must get away with 15, 2o fouls a game.”
The clash between Fellaini and Can was missed by the match officials during the game and then was not included in the referee’s report.
That meant Fellaini was able to dodge a potential three-game ban because UEFA cannot punish a player for something not mentioned in the post-match report.
In other Manchester United news, Fellaini was accused of throwing another elbow at a Liverpool player during the second leg at Old Trafford.