A savage blow for Manchester United
Manchester United appear to have been dealt a huge blow on Saturday.
In the absence of Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini had become a key player for Manchester United.
Last Saturday, Fellaini scored twice as Manchester United defeated Crystal Palace 4-0.
During his time at the club, Jose Mourinho has often spoken of how important Marouane Fellaini is to him.
And, whether as a substitute or starting player, Fellaini is well loved by Jose Mourinho.
On Saturday, Fellaini lasted just 29 minutes in Belgium’s 4-3 win at Bosnia-Herzegovina.
How long will Marouane Fellaini be out for?
Since Paul Pogba is now expected to be out until December, Marouane Fellaini was expected to play a major part for Manchester United in the coming weeks.
That now looks seriously unlikely. Fellaini came off for Belgium due to a left knee injury.
And, after the game, Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has spoken of what sounds like a serious problem.
Roberto Martínez: “We are all worried about Fellaini. We fear that there’s ligament damage.”
If there is ligament damage, Fellaini will be out for many months. And, his place in the Belgium squad for the World Cup in Russia could be under threat.
“Potato field” blamed for injury
Manchester United fans are now bracing themselves for the worst news possible.
Jose Mourinho is sure to have something to say about the state of the pitch in Sarajevo.
Observers have described it as a “potato field”.
In the absence of both Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini, it now looks likely that Ander Herrera will once again become a key player for Manchester United.
As it stands, there has been no update from Fellaini or Manchester United on the severity of the injury.
Manchester United’s next game is at Liverpool in a crunch Premier League clash next Saturday.