Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is potentially facing a layoff of two month after suffering fresh knee injury during his side’s 0-2 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur in their Premier League clash.
The 30-year-old was brought as a substitute by manager Jose Mourinho to change the game in United’s favour in the second half of the match, only to see the Belgium international limping off just seven minute later.
Following the match at Wembley, Mourinho said that Fellaini could be sidelined on the treatment table.
“He came off because he had something in his knee.
Unlucky for him and unlucky for me. He came on with enthusiasm, but he has an injury in his ligament,” Sport24 quoted Mourinho, as saying.
Fellaini first suffered the injury on international duty with Belgium between early October and November, thus missing a total of six games over the course of a month.
He returned to action for three weeks before missing 12 games with the recurrence of the problem on the same knee after further trouble at the end of November.
This latest injury setback – a third in four months -could severely limit Fellaini’s future contributions in a United shirt, with the midfielder’s contract set to expire at the end of the season.