The 25-year-old was always going to have the surgery this season but David Moyes wanted to wait until the right time for the midfielder to be out of action.
However, Fellaini has been injured for the past few weeks and it seems Moyes felt that combining the recovery period for both was the correct thing to do, which it was.
The only question is why Fellaini didn’t have the surgery a couple of weeks ago as soon as he got injured so as to minimise disruption to the team in his absence but Moyes was likely put off by the injury to Michael Carrick.
Fellaini’s first season hasn’t exactly gone to plan and United’s best midfield performances have actually come in his absence but as with some new signings, even if they were bought from the Premier League, they can take time to settle.
If Moyes was smart with Fellaini, then the disruption of the wrist surgery will have been minimised as although he is yet to set Old Trafford alight after his £27 million move, United aren’t exactly spoilt for choices in midfield so could do with having him back fully fit as soon as possible.