Ex-Man Utd ace ditches famous bushy afro-style hair for dramatic new look as he continues Chinese Super League spell

A FORMER Manchester United star has gone one step further with his dramatic new hairstyle.

The 6ft 4ins towering midfielder was synonymous with the bushy afro he sported during his time in England.

This former Manchester United footballer was well known for his famous afroGetty – Contributor

But after ditching it for a cleaner cut before leaving Old Trafford, he ramped it up again with a bold choice.

The Belgian took to Instagram to share a picture with his twin brother, captioned: “Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.”

However, fans were drawn to the questionable barnet with a set of newly-braided cornrows.

To top it off, these had then been given the blonde highlights treatment – just to make them stand out even more.



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The player in question, of course, is Marouane Fellaini.

The former Everton and Red Devils man actually dabbled with the cornrows way back in 2009 before now returning to the statement look again.

He is currently playing for Chinese Super League side Shandong Taishan, the club he joined in 2019 after five-and-a-half years at Old Trafford and ten-and-a-half in England.

The central midfielder’s mammoth £360,000-per-week contract runs up until the end of 2025.

Instagram fellainiMarouane Fellaini, right, has gone for a dramatic new look[/caption]

He has gone for cornrows with blonde highlights

Instagram fellainiThe Belgian experimented with the style in October[/caption]


Fellaini scored ten goals in 20 CSL games as Shandong won the 2021 league and cup double.

That came after he was hospitalised after a serious struggle with Covid.

The 87-cap Belgium international was signed by ex-Toffees boss David Moyes for £27.5million in 2013.

He won the FA Cup in 2016 under Louis van Gaal followed by the League Cup and Europa League under Jose Mourinho the next season, the last trophy United lifted.

AP:Associated PressThis famous photo became a widespread meme before he shaved off the locks[/caption]

Fellaini scored ten goals to help fire Shandong Luneng to the Chinese Super League titleAlamy