10.08.2022

Marouane Fellaini knee ligament damage confirmed

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed Marouane Fellaini suffered knee ligament damage in his side’s victory over Bosnia.

The Manchester United man faces two weeks out with an injury to his medial ligament in his left knee, meaning he will miss his club’s clash at Liverpool on Saturday at a time when the Red Devils are already without Paul Pogba and Michael Carrick.

As well as the game at Anfield, Fellaini is set to miss United’s away games against Benfica in the Champions League, Huddersfield in the Premier League and Swansea in the Carabao Cup.

Marouane Fellaini injured his knee during Belgium's 4-3 victory over Bosnia on Saturday

Marouane Fellaini injured his knee during Belgium’s 4-3 victory over Bosnia on Saturday

Fellaini suffered knee ligament damage during the early stages of the World Cup qualifier 

Fellaini suffered knee ligament damage during the early stages of the World Cup qualifier 

The official Twitter account of the Belgium national team confirmed Fellaini’s injury on Sunday morning, writing: ‘@Fellaini is out for a couple of weeks. Scan (on) left knee injury (MCL sprain). Get well soon Marouane!’

The pitch in Sarajevo was very muddy after two days of heavy rain, and the Belgians believe that contributed to Fellaini’s injury.

Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne, Fellaini’s Belgium team-mate, said Premier League clubs would be unhappy their players were made to take part

‘The pitch was dangerous,’ said De Bruyne. ‘But we knew that on Friday. We had trained and we knew what was waiting for us.

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed the injury to Fellaini

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed the injury to Fellaini

‘I can understand that they are not going to be happy in England when they see that match on TV. But it is what it is and you have to play.’ 

Martinez also declared Romelu Lukaku fit for Belgium’s World Cup qualifier with Cyprus on Tuesday after the striker recovered from an ankle injury.

‘Romelu Lukaku is fit,’ said the Belgium boss. ‘We are in touch with Man United’s medical team. I haven’t received a phone call from Jose Mourinho as yet.’ 

Romelu Lukaku has been declared fit for Belgium's World Cup qualifier with Cyprus on Tuesday

Romelu Lukaku has been declared fit for Belgium’s World Cup qualifier with Cyprus on Tuesday

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