Manchester United Football Club face their first real Premier League test this weekend, as the Red Devils prepare to go head-to-head with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Jose Mourinho’s men got back to winning ways last time out, but now, they have to kick on from here and prove that they are worthy to be mentioned in the same breath as other title contenders.
Before the encounter, United have been given a massive injury boost, with Marouane Fellaini set to be fit for the clash, per The Evening Standard. In their report, they quote Belgium boss Roberto Martinez, who sounded optimistic about the midfielder’s chances at being ready to take on Chelsea.
“He should be fine, he just wasn’t 100 percent. He’s got a very important game at the weekend and it wasn’t a game today to use players that weren’t 100 percent.”
“We expect he should be fine the next couple of days.”
First of all, it’s nice to see an international manager use their common sense for once. Fellaini wasn’t fully fit and ready to go so they didn’t risk him. I’m sure Mourinho is extremely appreciative of the gesture.
With Nemanja Matic also a doubt, it’s vital that Fellaini is fully ready to go. We’re lacking in the midfield area, particularly someone physical who can sit in front of the back four and do the dirty work. Fellaini has been excellent at that job to start this term. If he’s anywhere close to fitness, I’m pretty sure Mourinho will throw him in and tell him to continue to be that disruptive force.