Manchester United’s new midfielder Marouane Fellaini has been given a boost after he was passed fit to play for Belgium’s World Cup qualifiers against Croatia and Wales, despite requiring surgery on his injured wrist.
Belgium’s camp confirmed that Fellaini will require an operation in the future but insisted that he is fit enough to play this week.
Speaking after the game against Sunderland this weekend, David Moyes said that the initial prognosis was ‘not good’ but the news is good that he’ll be available for selection this week, despite some reports suggested that he would be ruled out for three months.
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Fellaini was United’s only new midfielder this summer so it is a real boost to hear that he is fit enough to play in this week’s international fixtures, but David Moyes would probably not want him to.
As surgery looks likely, Moyes would want Fellaini to get it done as soon as possible to minimise the amount of United games he would miss, something that wouldn’t be helped by his participation with Belgium this week.
Initial reports suggested he could face up to three months on the sideline after surgery but until complete confirmation is through, it is simply good news to hear that he can feature for Belgium.