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Thursday 19 October 2017

Injured Fellaini is ruled out of Liverpool clash

Belgium’s Marouane Fellaini in action against Bosnia. Photo: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
Belgium’s Marouane Fellaini in action against Bosnia. Photo: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini faces two weeks on the sidelines with a knee injury.

The 29-year-old was forced off during the first half of Belgium's 4-3 World Cup qualifying win over Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday.

There were initial fears Fellaini faced a lengthy spell on the sidelines, but the Belgian FA announced on Twitter: "Fellaini is out for a couple of weeks & #BELCYP. Scan on left knee injury (MCL sprain). Get well soon Marouane!"

However, the injury does mean Fellaini will miss United's Premier League trip to rivals Liverpool on Saturday.

The news will come as a blow to Old Trafford boss Jose Mourinho, with Fellaini becoming a key figure in recent weeks.

Fellaini had been deputising for Paul Pogba after the Frenchman picked up a hamstring against Basel in the Champions League, and he scored twice in the 4-0 win over Crystal Palace last weekend.

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