Positive fitness news for key Man United midfielder ahead of derby v Man City

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini

Good news for Jose Mourinho

Before the international break, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho confirmed Marouane Fellaini had suffered a “bad” back injury during the last-ditch 1-0 win over Hull.

With the massive derby against Manchester City due to take place on Saturday, Jose Mourinho this morning received some very good news over the 28-year-old’s fitness.

Away on international duty with Belgium, it was today confirmed that Marouane Fellaini had completely recovered from his back problem.

Heavily criticised by Manchester United fans since signing from Everton two years ago, Fellaini is quickly becoming a popular figure since Jose Mourinho’s arrival.

Aguero to miss derby

Meanwhile, key Manchester City player Sergio Aguero will miss the mouth-watering derby after receiving a three game ban for violent conduct.

The Citizens appealed the FA ban unsuccessfully and Pep Guardiola will find it very challenging to replace the 28-year-old constant goal threat.