Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini sustained a knee injury while on international duty for Belgium in a World Cup qualifier match against Bosnia-Herzegovinaon on Saturday. The injury has deepened the club’s injury concerns ahead of an important encounter against Liverpool in Premier League.

In-form Fellaini played for only 29 minutes before limping off on field with a knee injury. Belgium however went on to win the match 4-3 having already qualified for 2018 FIFA World Cup. Fellow Man U player Romelu Lukaku was rested by the side for the match after picking up an ankle injury. The club’s manager José Mourinho had already expressed concern that an international break could break the team’s momentum before the crucial match, and will be quite unhappy with his worst fears coming true.

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez hinted that Fellaini’s injury is serious and could force him to remain off-field for a long time. “We are all worried about Fellaini. We fear that there’s ligament damage,” Martinez said post match. 29-year-old Fellaini will undergo an MRI on Sunday, the Belgian FA informed. “It is something to be worried about on first sight. Ligaments left knee. More news tomorrow,” it said.

Marouane Fellaini has scored four goal for Manchester United in current season of Premier League. The Red Devils will clash with Liverpool in their next match on Saturday. Manchester United are currently placed at second position in the Premier League with six wins and one draw in seven matches. Manchester City currently hold the top position with same number of wins in the league. Man U’s rivals Liverpool, on the other hand are languishing at seventh position in the standings with three wins, three draws and one loss, and will be looking forward to better their performance against José Mourinho’s Reds at home.

 

First Published | 8 October 2017 1:53 PM
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