Belgium manager confirms Marouane Fellaini has returned from international duty early

by Tanveer Arayan


Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed midfielder Marouane Fellaini has returned to Manchester United because of a calf injury.

The 28-year-old was on international duty with Belgium, but is now unable to face the Netherlands in Wednesday’s World Cup qualifying match, where he could have been up against Daley Blind and Memphis Depay.

He played a full 90 minutes in central midfield during Man United’s 3-1 Premier League victory over Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

Speaking about his situation, Martinez revealed he picked up an injury against Bob Bradley’s side.

“Fellaini picked up an injury against Swansea City and will go back to his club,” he said. “We have a core of 24 players which is enough.”

The extent of his injury is yet to be determined, but it’s unlikely that he’ll be available for next weekend’s match against Arsenal.

It’s another injury for Man United and hopes are it’s nothing serious as Fellaini has proven he has a vital role to play under Mourinho, kickstarting his Old Trafford career following the Portuguese bosses’ arrival.

Fans have urged Mourinho to play Michael Carrick alongside Paul Pogba and with Ander Herrera returning from his suspension, supporters may just see the magnificent trio in action.

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