With pre-season being a time for experimentation, Marouane Fellaini tried out a couple of new looks during Manchester United’s glorified pre-season friendly defeat against Real Madrid last night.
As well as attempting to shackle his dense mane with bloodied bandages, the big Belgian midfielder also put his face to good use by providing the enduring image of the 2017 UEFA Super Cup…
Of course, as is inevitable, social media soon had its fun with Fellaini’s ‘face melt’ moment, which came in the split-second after he chested a high ball after coming on as a second-half substitute in Skopje.
Fellaini Study in Oil – Francis Bacon, 1962 pic.twitter.com/QwZOg36T0n
— Who Ate All The Pies (@waatpies) August 8, 2017
I am a big fan Marouane 🤣 pic.twitter.com/dxg8fzR5ua
— chelseasider (@chelseasider) August 8, 2017
— stumcq (@Mcqstu) August 8, 2017
This one is the best pic.twitter.com/kqFjTAxu1P
— öz (@besiktas4life) August 8, 2017
— Melo Rodríguez (@MeloRguez) August 8, 2017
You look like a melting candle lad! pic.twitter.com/PJQ1ckZm8Y
— Lee (@Lee_EFC) August 8, 2017
Thankfully, Fellaini himself was able to just about laugh off the ridicule, thanking the no-doubt thousands of people who sent the unedifying image his way after the match…
Thank you to everyone who posted & sent me this 😂😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/O7tmOSYR38
— Marouane Fellaini (@Fellaini) August 8, 2017
By ‘eck, United have got a good-looking squad these days.