Manchester United supporters might have a massive reason to worry about on their hands. So far, their usually injury-plagued side has been moving on well, despite having their midfield essentially cut short due to the absence of Paul Pogba, who is out with a long-term injury, as well as the short-term absence of Michael Carrick.
But now, they might see another one of their crucial midfielders miss out on game time due to a sudden injury as, Marouane Fellaini was seen limping off the field in the first half of Belgium’s clash with Bosnia. The 29-year-old had to be substituted and attended by the medical team.
It is believed that he had sustained an Achilles problem in his left knee in the buildup to the game, which had seen him miss training. Despite that, the Belgian featured in the starting eleven, but was seen visibly struggling before being subbed off.
Fellaini was the obvious replacement for the injured Pogba for Jose Mourinho, and he certainly played the part brilliantly by scored four goals, two of which came during the Mancunian giants’ encounter with Crystal Palace, which culminated in a 4-0 riot.
Further, he also has an assist to his name, which is in surplus to his brilliant antics on the field as well as an imposing presence, which always proves troublesome for the opposing team.
Jose Mourinho will be deeply worried by the injury, as the manager has been crucially dependent on the big man to provide the burst of attacking quality that has been dictating much of United’s forward play this season. It will be interesting to see what measures the Red Devils will resort to in order to cope with this injury.
Written by Naveen Kelvin
A writer trying to craft the poetry within football. Purpose in life is to Make Good Art.