Fellaini suspended for remainder of Manchester United’s league campaign

Marouane Fellaini will take no further part in Manchester United’s Premier League season after he accepted a charge of violent conduct from the FA. The altercation between the Belgian and Leicester City’s Robert Huth during Sunday’s 1-1 draw saw Fellaini’s hair pulled before he responded with an elbow to the defender’s throat.

The FA’s statement reads: “Marouane Fellaini and Robert Huth will both serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after being charged with violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

The Manchester United midfielder and Leicester City defender were involved in a 21st-minute incident during their fixture on Sunday (1 May 2016).

Both players accepted the charge.”

The suspension meansFellaini is unavailable for selection for United’s league games with Norwich City, West Ham United and Bournemouth. He is, however, eligible for selection for the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace, which takes place at Wembley on Saturday May 21st.