Fellaini set to feature for Belgium despite wrist injury

October 9, 2013
By: Nemanja Lazarevic

Marouane FellainiBelgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini should be on the pitch as the Red Devils face Croatia in the crucial 2014 World Cup qualifier.

The highly rated footballer sat out Manchester United’s victory over Sunderland with a wrist injury and initial reports suggested he could be on the sidelines until December.

However, a statement on Manchester United’s official website revealed that Fellaini was likely to play for Belgium in the all-important clash against Croatia.

“Marouane Fellaini has trained with Belgium wearing a protective cast on his injured wrist,” the statement read.

“Although some reports suggest the midfielder faces an operation and a spell on the sidelines, the deadline-day arrival is due to play in a splint against Croatia and Wales in the World Cup qualifiers.”

Belgium sit five points clear of Croatia ahead of the trip to Zagreb, meaning a win or draw would see them secure the first place in the standings. The Red Devils are 1.57 (4/7) with Ladbrokes not to lose this game.

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