PHOTO: Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini cycling with Belgium team-mate

19 Old Trafford

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is set to play a key role for Belgium against Argentina in their World Cup quarter-final clash on Saturday.

Belgium have not been hugely impressive at the ongoing 2014 World Cup finals, but they have done their job.

The Red Devils won all three of their group games to reach the last 16 as Group H winners.

Then in the first knockout round, the European team got the better of the USA, but only just.

Jurgen Klinsmann’s side held Belgium to a goalless draw in the normal 90 minutes, and even after they went 2-0 down in extra time, they still rallied, pulled a goal back and even threatened to take the contest to penalties.

In the end Belgium prevailed, and now they will be taking on Argentina in the quarter-finals of the tournament at the Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha in Brasília on Saturday.

Axel Witsel has been an important player for Marc Wilmots’ side so far at the World Cup and has started three of their four matches in the tournament, including the clash against the USA.

The Zenit St Petersburg midfielder has now taken to social networking site Twitter to post a picture of himself and Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini cycling in Brazil ahead of the match against Argentina.

Fellaini had a disappointing 2013-14 campaign at United and was one of the worst signings of the season.

However, the 26-year-old former Everton star appears to have regained some of his form in Brazil, and he will certainly be determined to carry that into the encounter against Argentina.

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