Monday 23 April 2018

Man United star Marouane Fellaini is channelling a 90s football icon with this change to his hair

Will Slattery

Will Slattery

Marouane Fellaini isn't a universally admired footballer but given that he is regularly used by Belgium coach Marc Wilmots despite the rich array of talent at his disposal, the Man United attacker is undoubtedly an effective - if blunt - offensive tool.

As well as being known for his physical style that makes regular use of both elbows, Fellaini's noticeable afro marks him out on the pitch from afar. It will be even easier to pick him out in the Irish box on June 13th if the Belgian features at Euro 2016 against Martin O'Neill's men now that the Red Devil has dyed his giant head of hair.

Whether intentional or not, Fellaini has paid tribute to another footballer who sported a large eye-catching mop, with his new shade of blond very reminiscent of Colombian Carlos Valderrama.

1990 World Cup Finals, Second Phase, Naples, Italy, 23rd June, 1990, Cameroon 2 v Colombia 1, Colombia's Carlos Valderrama on the ball (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

The attacking midfielder played at three World Cups in the 90s and stood out on the pitch for his flamboyant skill level.

If Fellaini's change of hair colour comes with any of Valderrama's technique, then the Belgian will be an even more dangerous prospect when the Euros kick off this weekend.

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