Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Marouane Fellaini has undergone surgery on his knee, ruling him out until around the end of March.
The 30-year-old midfielder picked up the issue in the second-half against Tottenham Hotspur, with Fellaini not being available to play any part in the Huddersfield Town game on Saturday afternoon.
Now it looks as though the former Everton man will miss United’s Champions League last sixteen tie against Sevilla, as well as the Red Devils’ next FA Cup game, where they’ll play either Birmingham or Huddersfield Town.
For all the criticism that Fellaini receives, he gives us something different and he’s a mightily useful player to have in and around the squad. I don’t think it comes as a surprise that when we were right on City’s tails at the start of the season, he was a key factor in that. Now that he’s been injured, I’m not surprised to see us drop off the pace.
Losing him for practically another two months is quite the blow, and it leaves Mourinho extremely thin in the midfield, with just Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic potentially fighting it out for just three spots.