Worrying stats show why Manchester United will badly miss Marouane Fellaini

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Manchester United have already suffered some bad news on the injury front this worldwide break, with Marouane Fellaini having reportedly picked up knee ligament damage while on duty with Belgium.

Romelu Lukaku has been passed fit to face Cyprus in Belgium's World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night.

Fellaini proved his worth to Manchester United before the worldwide break by scoring twice during their 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.

At just 24 years of age, the Belgian cost £75 million and was presented with the task of supplying the goals United would miss from last season's top scorer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The 29-year-old was forced off during the first half of Belgium's 4-3 World Cup qualifying win over Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday.

"Romelu Lukaku is fit", he said.

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Jose Mourinho is certain to be livid after hearing that one of his key players will be sidelined for an extended period, which includes missing their crucial clash against Liverpool on Saturday (14 October).

Following the news that Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini is set to miss this weekend's Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield following a minor knee injury.

Mourinho's team face Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday in a lunchtime kickoff before a Champions League trip to Benfica on Wednesday. "A collision between two strong players, very committed that they want to win the ball, and unfortunately Marouane ended with a damaged ligament".

Michael Carrick is selected to pick a pass, Ryan Giggs' career "speaks for itself" and Paul Pogba is charged with the task of going "box-to-box".

"But there was nothing wrong in that respect so the relationship is very, very good with Manchester United as you would expect".