Manchester United are all set to experience a midfield crisis during their upcoming Premier League encounter against West Bromwich Albion.
The Red Devils will most likely be without Paul Pogba, who continues to remain unfit so far due to the injury he picked up against FC Rostov before the international break. Moreover, Ander Herrera, who will serve the second of this 2-game ban for receiving a red card during United’s FA Cup clash against Chelsea, will also remain unavailable.
And now, to add to the Reds’ woes, Marouane Fellaini too, has suffered an injury whilst on international duty with Belgium, his national team has confirmed. The former Everton man has a ‘toe complaint,’ and with miss his country’s friendly against Russia on Tuesday as well.
Fellaini has become the third Manchester United player to pick up an injury during the ongoing international break, following the footsteps of England duo Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, who were also withdrawn from their national squads.
With the three aforementioned midfielders unavailable, and with Bastian Schweinsteiger’s transfer to Chicago Fire already finalised, Michael Carrick now remains the only available player for Jose Mourinho to field in the middle of the park against West Brom on April 1.
The Special One may now have to make use of the versatile Daley Blind, who seems to have returned to full fitness after picking up a knock against Rostov. The Dutchman played frequently as a defensive midfielder in his debut season in Manchester, before he was shifted into the defence by Louis van Gaal.
On the other hand, Old Trafford could also witness Wayne Rooney return to the midfield, if the Manchester United captain manages to recover from his knee injury by then.