Marouane Fellaini says he cannot wait to face off against England at this summer’s World Cup.
The United star – who was a shock inclusion in Roberto Martinez’s Belgium squad – will face off against Gareth Southgate’s side on June 28th, after England and Belgium were drawn in the same group.
Belgium are favourites for the tie, having some of world football’s most exciting talent at their disposal in the form of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and United’s own Romelu Lukaku – however Fellaini insists the Three Lions will be no pushover, and the 30-year-old expects a tough game in Kaliningrad.
“They can play because they have good, technical players. They are physical but they are also very technical so they can play good football.” said the former Everton star.
“I hope that it will be a good game, it will be a good test for us because it [England] is a good, young and energetic team. It will be good for us as well, the players playing for England, to play against them.”
Fellaini concluded: “Yes, it will be intense, it will be hard work and full of quality. I look forward to it.”