Major injury blow for Manchester United as midfielder suffers knee injury

Manchester United could be without the services of Marouane Fellaini against Liverpool after he sustained a knee injury on international duty. The 29-year-old was forced off the pitch during the first-half of Belgium’s 4-3 win over Bosnia & Herzegovina in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday.

According to Sky Sports, Fellaini was replaced by Leander Dendoncker in the 28th minute after he received treatment over a discomfort on his left knee. The real extent of the injury is yet to be revealed, and Jose Mourinho will hope that it is nothing serious with United facing a crunch clash at Anfield next weekend.

Fellaini was one of the bright spots for United during the month of September as he stepped up in the injury absence of Paul Pogba. The Belgian formed a credible partnership to Nemanja Matic in the centre of the park, while contributing valuable goals, including a brace in the 4-0 thumping of Crystal Palace.

Manchester United drew 2-2 against Stoke City in the one and only league game which Fellaini missed, and the gaffer has previously admitted that he feels weaker without his commanding midfielder. Should Fellaini miss out, Ander Herrera is the expected choice to play against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool on Saturday.

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