Good news for Liverpool: How Man United fare without Marouane Fellaini

Marouane Fellaini out of Liverpool v Manchester United

The Premier League returns on Saturday with an absolutely epic match.

One of the standout games of any Premier League season: Liverpool v Manchester United.

And, one of the big stories of the international break was Marouane Fellaini’s injury, picked up playing on a terrible pitch for Belgium v Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The Red Devils won an epic international match 4-3 but having already qualified, Jose Mourinho can say with some accuracy that his player should not have been involved.

Fellaini’s injury not as bad as first feared

There were initially major fears that Marouane Fellaini would be injured for a lengthy period, perhaps many months.

Fellaini damaged medial ligaments in his left knee and is now expected to be out for three weeks.

This comes as a blow to Manchester United who are already without Paul Pogba due to injury. And Michael Carrick is also not available for the trip to Anfield.

It seems very likely that Ander Herrera will play for Manchester United alongside Nemanja Matic at Anfield on Saturday lunchtime.

Manchester United with & without Marouane Fellaini

Following the news that Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini is set to miss this weekend’s Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield following a minor knee injury.

Daily fantasy football game www.oulala.com have taken a look at how United have fared with and without the Belgian going all the way back to 2013 when he joined the club.

Bottom line: When Fellaini plays, Manchester United win more games, score more goals, concede less and gain more points.

No wonder Manchester United fans rate Marouane Fellaini so highly!

And, after scoring twice against Crystal Palace in Manchester United’s last game, the big afro-haired Belgian was in great form as well…

Manchester United with & without Marouane Fellaini

Manchester United with & without Marouane Fellaini

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