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Knee injury fears for important Man Utd midfield man

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The injury has deepened the club's injury concerns ahead of an important encounter against Liverpool in Premier League.

Despite sitting out of training for much of the week, Fellaini was cleared to play in Saturday's (7 October) penultimate 2018 World Cup qualifier against Bosnia and Herzegovina by manager Roberto Martinez.

Fellaini was subbed off 29 minutes into Belgium's 4-3 win over Bosnia.

It's claimed Fellaini will be out for a "couple of weeks" after the scan confirmed a "MCL sprain".

It is unusual times indeed when we live in a world in which an injury to Marouane Fellaini is crushing news for Manchester United supporters, but the ungainly midfielder has rightfully earned his starting spot in the team during Paul Pogba's extended absence.

"We are all anxious about Fellaini", Martinez told reporters.

Fears that Fellaini had suffered torn ligaments were allayed on Sunday when scans revealed only a sprain, although it's enough to keep him out of action "for a couple of weeks", according to the Belgian Red Devils' official Twitter account.

A potential added injury to the growing list could not come at a worse time for United, who return after the worldwide break for a crunch fixture with bitter rivals Liverpool. They added: "It is something to be anxious about on first sight. Ligaments left knee. More news tomorrow", it said. Fellaini's absence means that Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matić will likely be in the limelight for the crucial clash with Liverpool at Anfield, with not a lot of other first team midfield options in reserve.

The Sun says that Fenerbahce are ready to offer him regular game time and that could be a clincher for Blind, who wants to put himself in contention for a place in Holland's World Cup squad next summer should they qualify for the showpiece tournament. Four goals from 8 games in all competitions have equaled the number of goals scored by Fellaini last season from 47 parties.