Published: Mon, October 09, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Man United's Fellaini ruled out of Liverpool clash

Man United's Fellaini ruled out of Liverpool clash

The Belgian Football Association have said Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini will only be sidelined "for a couple of weeks" after he limped out of Saturday's World Cup qualifying win against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Belgium's official national team account has published a tweet which says Fellaini will be out for a "couple of weeks", and won't be in contention for the worldwide against Cyprus.

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez admitted after the game he feared the worse when Fellaini went down.

The full extent of Fellaini's injury won't be clear until he undergoes a scan, but he will play no part in Belgium's final group game on Tuesday against Cyprus. "We fear that there's ligament damage", confirmed the former Everton manager. "Ligaments, left knee. More news tomorrow".

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Fellaini had to be helped from the pitch with a problem affecting his left leg in the 29th minute of Belgium's 4-3 win in Bosnia & Herzogovina.

Of course, this is an unsettling news for Mourinho.MU has already lost flamboyant midfielder Paul Pogba to injury.

Should he be out for two weeks he will miss next weekend's Premier League trip to Liverpool. Fellaini's absence means that Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matić will likely be in the limelight for the crucial clash with Liverpool at Anfield, with not a lot of other first team midfield options in reserve.

Fellaini has impressed during his stint in central midfield this season and scored twice in the 4-0 win over Crystal Palace before the global break.

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