Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has told GQ there is more to his game than aggression.
The Belgium international’s physical style has often been highlighted since he moved to the Premier League with Everton in 2008, but he says he is misunderstood.
“It think it’s easy for them to portray me as an aggressive player but I’m not,” Fellaini said.
“I try to play my game, I try my best to recover the ball quickly — that’s my job. Try to be better all the time, to give my best for the team, for the club. I always want to improve.”
Fellaini is into his fifth season at Old Trafford and his second working with manager Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho has voiced his admiration for the midfielder, who said the feeling was mutual.
“I’ve learnt a lot with him. Jose is someone who wants to win every game: he pushes players to get the maximum from them,” he said.
“He has a very good understanding with his players. He’s a winner.”