Marouane Fellaini has fired a hilarious dig at Jamie Carragher, asking just how exactly the former Liverpool man could dare to question him given his recent conduct involving spitting on a child.
The Belgian has suffered an injury hit campaign, making only three starts since September, but his stoppage time winner against Arsenal and subsequent talk about his contract has thrown him back into the centre of attention.
He recently angered supporters by suggesting the club made a mistake by not offering him a new deal last summer and claiming he was in a ‘very strong position’ when it came to contract negotiations.
Speaking in the same interview, Fellaini continued on the offensive path by hitting out at Carragher – suspended by Sky Sports for the rest of the season for spitting at a man and his daughter from his car – for criticising his performances.
“How can someone like Jamie Carragher dare to question me?” he asked.
“The guy spat from his car on a girl after a Manchester-Liverpool match. You know, critics help you progress, you end up working more, you want to show them they are wrong.”
I’m starting to get the impression that Fellaini’s tone in this interview has been framed quite carefully. The way the 30-year-old, having hardly said anything about his Old Trafford future in the last few months, has suddenly come out with all guns blazing just when talk of his contract has sprouted up once again is, at least to me, a bit curious.
There could also be a feeling of injustice there too. Fellaini has suffered the derision of pundits and supporters for years on end, described as not good enough every season and not included in the list of players handed contracts last summer.
Just like he did on the pitch last Sunday, Fellaini is going for the jugular.