Man Utd midfielder Marouane Fellaini is not a happy man. It’s claimed that he’s preparing to sue New Balance over problems with his boots.
As with every Premier League player, the Belgian international has secured himself a lucrative deal with a sportswear giant to wear their boots and give them the all-important exposure on a world stage.
However, as reported by The Sun, Fellaini has walked away from a £600,000-a-year deal with New Balance and is now suing the company for causing ‘considerable damage’ to his feet.
While the 29-year-old argues that he lodged complaints with New Balance over the issues with their boots, they’ve hit back by insisting that Fellaini had described them as ‘perfect’ and had even gone as far as ordering 12 additional pairs to suggest that he was perfectly happy with them.
In turn, it appears as though the issue has now escalated and has been taken up with London’s High Court, as it sounds pretty clear that Fellaini is far from impressed with the product given to him by his former sponsors.
Not to suggest that the Man Utd star is lying, but it seems a pretty bizarre situation to be involved in as ultimately New Balance had one job and that was to create a boot that Fellaini was happy with to keep their contract in place.
Instead, they’ve managed to allegedly mess that up and not meet his expectations and could find themselves taking a hit to their pocket over the case.
It doesn’t seem to have adversely affected Fellaini’s performance on the pitch too much though, as he made 47 appearances in all competitions last season, scoring four goals, as he established himself as a key figure in Jose Mourinho’s squad. However, he clearly wasn’t entirely happy with what he had to work with.