The Sun has reported that Manchester United midfielder, Marouane Fellaini, has announced plans to sue New Balance as the boots they provide 'makes his feet hurt'. Yes, you read that correctly.

Fellaini files lawsuit on New Balance

The 29-year-old has demanded that he receive within the region of £2.1million in compensation from the sportswear company, as he claims that the football cleats damage his feet and in turn caused an overall decrease in his performing ability.

To the amusement of fans across the country, this is a genuine accusation. The Belgian midfielder went on to describe that the Red Devils kit man is forced to steam and stretch the boots in order for him to wear the football cleats for both training and match days.

Therefore, according to Fellaini's lawyers, they will be suing New Balance within the high court for "loss of enjoyment, inconvenience and impact on performance".

The fall of Fellaini

Manchester United's number 31 has struggled within recent times at Old Trafford as he has yet to lock down a position within Jose Mourinho's revamped side. This season, the Belgian has predominantly been used as an impact sub by capitalising on his aerial presence and aggressive nature.

He was originally bought in 2013 for £27.5m, by now West Ham manager, David Moyes. The Scottish manager endured a torrid time within Manchester, finishing 7th within the league and only lasting eight months within his position. The Belgian was acquired due to his successful stint while at Everton where Moyes was the manager.

A new beginning

However, reports have emerged from the Metro that Fellaini could be shown the door as early as next January. The Glazer family have made it paramount that players must be offloaded in order for new faces to enter the club, with Fellaini's names being at the top of the list.

The Belgian midfielder has attracted interest from Turkish side Besiktas who already boasts a number of ageing talents such as Ricardo Quaresma and Pepe.

This Turkish club is owned by some incredibly wealthy owners who are able to pay extensive wages, which may attract the Belgian.

Fellaini earns within the region of £80,000 a week, which accumulates to just over £4.1m per annum. In addition to this, he signed a four year deal with New Balance back in 2012 which earned him around £600,000 during this period.

Furthermore, it has emerged from reports that it was, in fact, New Balance's decision to not renew Fellaini's luxurious sponsorship contract, which may be a possible motive as to why he aims to sue the company.