Three ‘abusive’ fans were thrown out of a nightclub after allegedly trying to approach footballer Marouane Fellaini and his brother Mansour.
Video footage has emerged of the incident, which took place at around 4am at the swanky Mahiki nightspot in London earlier this week.
The nightclub’s security were quick to step in and kicked out three men who it was claimed had caused trouble.
A spokesperson for the Manchester United star denies any wrongdoing on Fellaini’s part and says the group had been abusive towards him and his brother.
A source at the nightclub told the Sun: “Fellaini and his brother were in the club most of the evening.
“They were with friends in a private area. Some guys went over for autographs and generally bothered them.
“It was late on, about 4am, and the door-staff stopped anything happening and kicked the others out.”
Fellaini didn’t feature in the Manchester United matchday squad at Stadium of Light yesterday despite starting United’s seven previous matches.
The former Everton midfielder was absent as Louis van Gaal’s side fell to a 2-1 defeat on Wearside, leaving their hopes of a top-four finish hanging by a thread.
After the match, Van Gaal insisted Fellaini’s omission was because of fatigue.
When asked if Fellaini was injured, the Dutchman said: “More or less. He has played a lot of matches in a row. I have to rotate.
“Rested rather than injured, but of course, you are then close to being injured.”
A source close to Fellaini said: “Marouane and his brother were approached by a group of guys who were abusive towards them, security in the club stepped in and removed these guys from the club.”