Belgium statement on Marouane Fellaini, will miss Liverpool game

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Liverpool's visitors next weekend, Manchester United, will arrive with limited options in midfield, after Marouane Fellaini was ruled out following a knee injury sustained while on global duty with Belgium.

There had been fears that Fellaini had suffered knee ligament damage, a far more serious injury that could have ruled him out for months rather than weeks.

Manchester United chiefs are convinced Marouane Fellaini will soon agree terms over a new contract.

Martinez suggested the injury was serious after the game, saying: "We are all anxious about Fellaini".

"We fear that there is ligament damage".

Fellaini got a knock to his left knee following a challenge by a Bosnian player in the 29th minute of the World Cup Qualifier against Bosnia and was replaced by Leander Dondocker.

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Jose Mourinho's side are already likely to be without Paul Pogba, following the Frenchman's hamstring pull in their Champions League win over Basel.

A tweet from the Belgian FA's official Twitter account this afternoon has allayed those concerns, though, as Fellaini is only expected to miss the next fortnight.

Should he be out for two weeks he will miss next weekend's Premier League trip to Liverpool.

A potential added injury to the growing list could not come at a worse time for United, who return after the global break for a crunch fixture with bitter rivals Liverpool.

Last Saturday, Fellaini scored twice as Manchester United defeated Crystal Palace 4-0. Manchester United are now placed at second position in the Premier League with six wins and one draw in seven matches.

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