Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has been declared fit to take part in Belgium’s key World Cup qualifier against Greece on Sunday night. The 29-year-old missed out on his country’s 9-0 thrashing of Gibraltar on Thursday due to a minor calf problem, sustained in training.
Speaking prior to the Greece game, coach Roberto Martinez confirmed that Fellaini could be in line for a call-up to the starting XI as he is ‘sharp, fit and eager’ to participate, he told reporters h/t Clubcall: “I was talking about Marouane this morning. He is sharp, fit and eager. That’s a boost with a view to Greece.”
Axel Witsel was given a straight red card during the first period of the Gibraltar thumping, and Fellaini is likely to get the nod over young Youri Tielemans for a starting spot against Greece.
Fellaini has made an impressive start to the season with United, having scored in the 2-0 triumph over Leicester City last Saturday, and he will surely be in line to make the trip to Stoke City, provided nothing happens between the Greece game and training leading to the Potters game.
The Belgium international currently has just 10 months left on his existing deal, and talks over an extension are yet to progress despite Jose Mourinho stating that Fellaini is ‘too important‘ to his plans.