Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has suffered a toe injury on international duty with Belgium.
The Belgian football association confirmed he would sit out Tuesday’s friendly with Russia in Sochi due to a ‘toe complaint’.
Although Fellaini’s injury is described as minor, Jose Mourinho will want to take no risks in making the matter worse before the weekend visit of West Brom.
Paul Pogba suffered a hamstring injury during the Europa League win over FC Rostov and Ander Herrera will serve the second match of his two-game suspension at the weekend, combined with Bastian Schweinsteiger‘s transfer to Chicago Fire, Michael Carrick could be the only available senior midfielder.
There are other players that can fill the gap with Wayne Rooney featuring in the midfield, Daley Blind, who played in midfield for the first six months of his United career and Timothy Fosu-Mensah as he claimed it was his favourite position.
Fellaini has turned his career around this season and although it previously felt like things weren’t working out, against Middlesbrough, he proved exactly why he was in the side as he provides the Portuguese boss with options.