“I wanted to kill him that day” - Man United’s Fellaini opens up about spat with former teammate

A couple of months ago, we covered an interview from former Standard Liège striker Milan Jovanovic where he explained why he was caught slapping Fellaini during a training session.

The spat was rather big news in Belgium, and the striker said he just lost it after the Manchester United midfielder nipped at his ankles in training not once, not twice, but three times.

Well, DH, in their profiles for each member of the Belgium national team, interview Fellaini himself and, of course, they couldn’t help but ask him about that moment.

He said: “Aah, Jova. We’d just fought on the training pitch during a training camp at Standard. We got along well, even though I wanted to kill him that day (laughs). He could be really annoying, but as a guy he was really endearing.”

Retiring at 32 years of age, Jovanovic refused a new contract from his then club Anderlecht, a decision Fellaini found rather baffling, with the Manchester United midfielder adamant the Serbian star had at least two more years left in his legs.

Marouane Fellaini is currently with the Belgium squad preparing the Euros following a mixed season for Manchester United, scoring five goals and picking up four assists in 35 appearances.

Tom Coast.

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