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Man Utd injury blow hints at significant problem as Mourinho confirms bad news

The Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern are fearing the worst today after midfielder Marouane Fellaini’s injury-forced substitution against Tottenham. The Belgian was only on the field for a few minutes before being hauled off by Mourinho, with the midfielder clearly in some discomfort.

Unfortunately for the Red Devils, Jose Mourinho has since confirmed the bad news, stating (via the official Man Utd website) that Fellaini has suffered ‘lateral ligament’ damage in his knee.

Significantly, though, Mourinho’s further comments have increased the concern amongst our resident Red Devils. According to Mourinho, it’s the third time that Fellaini has suffered a setback in the same knee – signalling that his issues could be far worse than first feared.

Indeed, in the modern game, knee problems have plagued a number of top players, and particularly in this case, they can be particularly difficult to move past. Nothing is clearly working for Fellaini, at present, having been repeatedly forced out of action so far this term.

Of course, he has been limited to just 3 Premier League starts this season, highlighting just how rampant his problems have been this term.

Suffering three separate injuries in three different areas can often be put down purely to bad luck – but there is clearly something more significant here, leaving our resident Man Utd fans feeling very concerned indeed.

Landlord’s Verdict

This is a problem for Man Utd.

Fellaini, though not a particularly silky and technically gifted player, is important for the Red Devils, and he has been particularly useful to Jose Mourinho since the Portuguese moved to Old Trafford.

If he can’t move past these issues, and they keep reoccurring, this could have massive implications on the longevity of his stint at the highest level.

Man Utd fans – thoughts?

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