Injured Marouane Fellaini returns to Manchester United

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has departed the Belgian international camp due to injury.

Belgium’s World Cup adventure

Roberto Martinez’s Belgium are set for their first pair of fixtures since the summer’s World Cup over the coming week.

The Red Devils impressed the masses en route to a 3rd-placed finish in Russia back in July, with Eden Hazard and co. having been eliminated at the semi-final stage by a solitary goal at the hands of eventual champions France.

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – JULY 10: Romelu Lukaku, Thibaut Courtois, Leander Dendoncker, Eden Hazard of Belgium and assistant coach Thierry Henry look dejected following their sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Semi Final match between Belgium and France at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 10, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Belgium are set to take on Scotland in a friendly clash tomorrow night, before opening their UEFA Nations League campaign versus Iceland next Tuesday.

Fellaini misses out

However, Roberto Martinez will have to make do without midfielder Marouane Fellaini.

The Belgian FA announced yesterday that 30-year-old Fellaini was set to miss both of the country’s upcoming fixtures:

As per the Evening Standard, Fellaini has picked up a minor back problem.

As such, the Manchester United star has returned to the club’s Carrington training base for treatment.

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News that Fellaini’s injury is not serious will no doubt come as a major relief to United boss Jose Mourinho.

The powerful midfielder played a key role in the Red Devils’ comfortable victory over Burnley at the weekend, with Fellaini’s performance in his first start of the campaign likely to see the Belgian push for a regular starting-berth following the international break.

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