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‘New year, new look’: Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini shows off dramatic new hairstyle as he cuts off famous curly locks... but is he confused about when his birthday is?

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 14/11/2018 Dan Ripley for MailOnline
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - OCTOBER 12: Marouane Fellaini pictured during the UEFA Nations League A group two match between Belgium and Switzerland at King Baudouin stadion on October 12, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Vincent Van Doornick/Isosport/MB Media/Getty Images) © (Vincent Van Doornick/Isosport/MB Media/Getty Images) BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - OCTOBER 12: Marouane Fellaini pictured during the UEFA Nations League A group two match between Belgium and Switzerland at King Baudouin stadion on October 12, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Vincent Van Doornick/Isosport/MB Media/Getty Images)

Some people need to get a fake moustache and sunglasses to go out in disguise,  Marouane Fellaini just needs a haircut.

The Manchester United star has cut off his distinctive curly locks which have been a trademark of his appearance since moving to the Premier League with Everton 10 years ago.

a man standing in front of a window: Marouane Fellaini took to Instagram to show off his new haircut to his followers  © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Marouane Fellaini took to Instagram to show off his new haircut to his followers 

But the midfield battering ram has now opted for a neat and tidy short cut, posting his new appearance on social media.

Uploading his new, almost unrecognisable appearance, Fellaini tagged his photos with 'new year, new look #birthdaytommorow' in reference to his birthday which is on November 22.

a person posing for the camera: Fellaini's new look makes him almost unrecognisable after ditching his trademark appearance © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Fellaini's new look makes him almost unrecognisable after ditching his trademark appearance

Among the first to respond was his Manchester United team-mate David de Gea who looked less than impressed with his 'flushed face' emoji on Twitter. 

Fellaini got the cut done with his usual barber Mitchell's in Belgium as he posed happily wearing his Manchester United training top.

a screenshot of a social media post

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MANCHESTER UNITED NEXT FIVE GAMES

Nov 24: Crystal Palace (H)

Nov 27: Young Boys (H) - Champ Lge

Dec 1: Southampton (A)

Dec 5: Arsenal (H)

Dec 8: Fulham (H) 

The Brussels barbers also has clients including other Belgium stars such as Adnan Januzaj, who unlike Fellaini, is in the Belgium squad for UEFA Nations League matches against Iceland and Switzerland.

Fellaini played the full 90 minutes against Manchester City in United's 3-1 defeat on Sunday.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 11: Kyle Walker of Manchester City is challenged by Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) © (Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 11: Kyle Walker of Manchester City is challenged by Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

But national team boss Roberto Martinez is wary the 30-year-old has only just returned from a groin injury and has permitted him to recover over the international break.

United will hope a fully recovered Fellaini can help kickstart their season on return from the international break, with the club languishing in eighth  and 12 points off the top of the table.

Jose Mourinho's side face four home games in five starting late in the month, including a crucial game against fellow top four rivals Arsenal. 

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