Belgium fear Man Utd midfielder Fellaini has ligament damage

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Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini may have suffered ligament damage on Saturday, Belgium manager Roberto Martinez said after their 4-3 World Cup qualifying win.

United is only behind rival Manchester City on goal difference at the top of the Premier League, both sides having taken 19 points from their first seven fixtures.

The full extent of Fellaini's injury won't be clear until he undergoes a scan, but he will play no part in Belgium's final group game on Tuesday against Cyprus.

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But after just 29 minutes, the powerful midfielder went down with what appeared to be a knee injury, with Anderlecht's Leander Dendoncker immediately brought onto replace him.

"We fear that there is ligament damage".

The Belgian FA also confirmed the injury, saying: "It is something to be anxious about on first sight. Ligaments, left knee. More news tomorrow".

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Fellaini has been in inspired form for United this term.

Belgium were 1-0 up at the time of the 29-year-old's substitution, with a thrilling match eventually ending 4-3 in the favour of Martinez's men, who had already booked their place at the tournament in Russian Federation.

The severity of the problem is not yet known, but with worries already over the likes of Lukaku and Phil Jones ahead of next week - along with the long-term injuries already to Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo - Mourinho's dislike for worldwide breaks has undoubtedly turned that little bit stronger.

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