National coach gives United injury update - 'Two or three weeks' out

Marouane Fellaini Belgium

Marouane Fellaini is out of action for 'two or three weeks' according to Belgium manager Marc Wilmots.

England have announced their latest squad for the upcoming international friendly against Norway and Euro 2016 qualifier with Switzerland next week. But it is not just Roy Hodgson talking about his latest line-up - many teams across the continent have announced their squads today, including Belgium.

Manager Marc Wilmots is in charge of the side, who are seen as genuine challengers for the championships in France in two years time.

The likes of Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Adnan Januzaj are present - but his team-mate Marouane Fellaini is not available after suffering ankle damage in training earlier this month.

Fellaini was believed to be on his way out of the exit door at United before picking up the injury, although United will no doubt be hoping to still shift him before the Transfer Window slams shut.

And now Wilmots has given an update on the fitness of Fellaini, suggesting the player is only out for a short while.

He told Belgian media that he hoped to have Fellaini back for the games with Andorra and Bosnia-Herzegovina in October, but that the ties with Australia and Israel have come to soon for the combative midfielder:

"I'm told Fellaini would be out for two or three weeks. I hope he's back available in October..."

Fellaini will therefore remain injured over the Deadline Day period, putting a move in serious doubt unless someone is willing to gamble on his fitness. After he missed large chunks of the campaign for United in 2013-14 - it seems unlikely somebody will take that chance.

Get used to seeing Fellaini around a little while longer United fans.

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