Manager sends message to Man United fans after Marouane Fellaini injury
Roberto Martinez delivers the latest update on Marouane Fellaini after the Manchester United midfielder suffered a knee injury
Roberto Martinez has admitted that Marouane Fellaini’s injury picked up while on international duty with Belgium was very “unfortunate”.
The midfielder has returned to Manchester United after having sustained a knee problem during Belgium’s clash with Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday.
Martinez refused to confirm the severity of the injury suffered by Fellaini and instead insisted that only a scan would reveal the full extent of the problem.
No matter how long Fellaini is out of action for, he is widely expected to miss Manchester United’s trip to Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
And speaking before Belgium’s clash with Cyprus on Tuesday night, Martinez provided an update on Fellaini’s situation.
Belgium boss Martinez told his pre-match news conference on Monday: “Only the scan in the coming days will determine the severity of it.
“It was a very unfortunate injury for Marouane Fellaini.
“I don’t think the state of the pitch played any part and it was just a collision between two strong players who wanted to win the ball, and unfortunately Marouane ended up with damage in his ligament.
“But there was nothing wrong in that respect so the relationship is very, very good with Manchester United as you would expect.”
Manchester United head into the game on Saturday looking to continue their fine start to the new campaign.
The Red Devils have won six of their opening seven games to leave them second in the table and level on points with early leaders Manchester City.
Liverpool, meanwhile, have been struggling in recent weeks and have only won three of their opening seven games to leave them down in seventh place in the Premier League table.