Belgium Confirm Marouane Fellaini Knee Ligament Injury

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Fears that Marouane Fellaini could be set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines have been allayed in a big boost to Manchester United's title chances. However, MU will not bring its Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini. He is a trusted lieutenant of manager, Jose Mourinho who has praised his work rate and willingness to put in the hard shift for the team. His evening lasted just 29 minutes however after picking up a knock that forced him to be substituted, with Anderlecht's Leander Dendoncker onto replace him.

Frustration will no doubt come out of the United camp should it be confirmed that Fellaini has picked up a lasting injury, with the match against Bosnia all but a dead rubber for the national side. That's the good news.

But Belgium have now confirmed Fellaini will be out for a couple of weeks after having a scan this morning.

While no injury setback is welcomed, fears were that Fellaini could be out for months with his knee problem.

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"Fellaini out for a couple weeks and #BELCYP". Scan on his knee injury (MCL sprain). Get well soon Marouane!'

It's possible that he could return to action on October 21 versus Huddersfield Town in Premier League competition. The Premier League champions are at Crystal Palace on Saturday.... The club's manager José Mourinho had already expressed concern that an worldwide break could break the team's momentum before the crucial match, and will be quite unhappy with his worst fears coming true.

Star man Paul Pogba has already been ruled out indefinitely, while veteran Michael Carrick has also been unavailable in recent weeks.