MANCHESTER United hardman Marouane Fellaini is suing sportswear giant New Balance for £2.1million — claiming their boots hurt his feet.
The Belgian star signed a four-year boot deal in 2012 but is demanding damages after they walked away from a new £600,000-a-year contract.
Getty Images – Getty Marouane Fellaini is suing New Balance for £2.1million because he claims their boots hurt his feet
Mop-haired Fellaini, 29, says in a writ at London’s High Court the “poor quality” boots needed to be “steamed and stretched” by United’s kitman before he could get them on.
And he claims they caused his tootsies “considerable damage” and that he “repeatedly communicated his frustration”.
His lawyers say that they are also suing for “loss of enjoyment, inconvenience and impact on performance” caused by the boots.
But New Balance claim in court papers that at one point he described the boots as “perfect” and asked for 12 more pairs.
Did Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini headbutt West Brom’s Claudio Yacob Getty – Contributor The Belgian star signed a four-year boot deal with New Balance in 2012 Getty – Contributor However he is now demanding damages after the company walked away from a new £600,000-a-year contract Rex Features In court papers Fellaini says the ‘poor quality’ boots needed to be ‘steamed and stretched’ before he could get them on Getty Images – Getty The footballer claims the boots caused his toes ‘considerable damage’ Getty Images – Getty He then goes on to say he ‘repeatedly communicated his frustration’ about the boots Rex Features New Balance claim the footballer described the boots as ‘perfect’ and asked for 12 more pairs