Manchester United are set to be without Marouane Fellaini for the next 6-8 weeks, according to ESPN FC.
The 30-year-old was a second-half substitute during the Red Devils’ tough 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur, and within seven minutes of taking to the field, he was hauled off in bizarre circumstances.
Now it has been confirmed by ESPN that it wasn’t a tactical decision, but instead, Fellaini has a knee problem that could keep him out of action for almost two months.
United are going to put Fellaini through further tests on the issue before making a final decision, but if he requires surgery, it could be the beginning of April before we see him back on the field which would be a huge loss to Jose Mourinho.
If there is one area on the field where United look light, it’s the midfield. Yes, we’ve recently gotten Michael Carrick back but he simply cannot play every week, and Ander Herrera’s form has been patchy at best this term. The only reliable options the manager has had is Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba, with the former looking extremely tired over the last month or so.
Hopefully, the injury isn’t as bad as first feared and we can get him back on the pitch sooner than expected.