Osman unsurprised by Fellaini foul

Former Everton midfielder Leon Osman says the foul committed by Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini to give the Toffees a penalty is indicative of the way he plays.

Fellaini committed an almost unforgivable offence against Everton, handing them an 89th-minute penalty to allow them to equalise and earn a point from the match.

United manager Jose Mourinho was incensed by the incident, but Osman, who knows Fellaini well from their time together at Everton, claims it is just the way the Belgium international plays the game.

"He was always like that for us," Osman told Sky Sports. "He was like that in training, if you came up against him he was likely to stand on your toes or give you a dead leg.

"When he played for us you wanted him as far away from our box as possible, get him up causing havoc in around the opposition penalty area where he was really good."

Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville defended Mourinho's decision to bring Fellaini on as a substitute and criticised the player for letting his teammates down.

The result leaves United in sixth place in the Premier League, a full six points behind Spurs in fifth, while Everton are in eighth, just one point behind the Red Devils.

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