Liverpool beat Manchester 2-0 in their first European competition meeting at Anfield yesterday in the Europa League Last 16 first-leg clash.
One of the main talking points after the game other than the goals was whether United’s Fellaini intentionally elbowed Liverpool midfielder Emre Can.
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) March 10, 2016
We took to social media to delve into what United and Liverpool fans made of the incident.
Liverpool and Manchester United fans were involved in a quite a bit of banter directed at Fellaini. Reds supporters joked that they hope he does not get suspended for next weeks game after his poor performance during the first-leg.
Emre Can playing down the Fellaini incident in the hope he doesn't get banned and has to play next week.
— The Anfield Chat (@TheAnfieldChat) March 11, 2016
Some United fans on the other hand have been praying for the FA to ban Fellaini for the return leg after the display he put on in the first-leg at Anfield.
There were also more serious tweets calling for Fellaini’s to be punished with violent conduct for his elbow on Can.
@AnfieldLeak Fellaini deliberately swung an elbow into the face of Emre Can! Should be banned from the next match minimum!
— islandbiker (@Islandbiker) March 10, 2016
There were even a few tweeters who thought Can went down rather easy and that he made a meal out of the whole incident.
On that evidence, Emre Can would get knocked down by a gust of wind. Fellaini is handy with his elbows but he's barely touched him there.
— Paul Carrott 🥕 (@PaulCarrott3) March 10, 2016
The big question however, was of course who would win in a fight between Can and Fellaini. The United man has a height advantage but Can is built like a tank which would probably make for an interesting matchup.
The big question is, who would win in a fight between Emre Can and Fellaini
— Victoria Potts (@vikipotts) March 10, 2016
Who do you think would win?