Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been relatively lucky with injuries during his short tenure as Manchester United boss, but now, the interim manager has been dealt his first lengthy blow.
The Baby Faced Assassin met the media earlier today, as he confirmed that Marouane Fellaini will be sidelined for between three to four weeks, according to the BBC.
Although 31-year-old Fellaini has been largely on the periphery of things recently, the Belgium international offers something different. He can bring that combativeness and physicality to the team when required, and as an option off the bench, he can be an excellent plan B.
Now, though, Solskjaer won’t have that luxury for the best part of a month. That’s a shame for both club and player. with the latter looking to impress the manager and force his way back into the team.
Midfield is an area in which United are extremely thin on numbers. Aside of the regular trio of Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba, Fellaini was the only other experienced regular who was playing well. We’ll now need to see more from Fred who has struggled to impose himself so far.
It may also end any hopes that Scott McTominay had of going out on loan. Perhaps the 22-year-old can get himself in the mix and show Solskjaer what he can do…