Man United handed injury boost ahead of Chelsea game as national team confirms player availability

Marouane Fellaini Manchester United

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has claimed Marouane Fellaini should be fit for Manchester United’s clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The midfielder sat out his nation’s 1-1 draw against the Netherlands, but Martinez said he would be alright for the weekend’s game.

Sky Sports quoted Martinez as saying:

“He should be fine, it’s just he wasn’t 100 per cent.

“He’s got an important game at the weekend and this wasn’t the game to use players who weren’t 100 per cent. We expect he should be fine in the next couple of days.”

The 30-year-old has made 11 appearances for the Red Devils this season, with one goal to his name.

Manchester United midfielder Fellaini.

United went into the international break with an uplifting 3-2 win over Newcastle at Old Trafford. The home side were trailing by a couple of goals at half-time, only to score three goals in the last 20 minutes to salvage pride and win three points.

Jose Mourinho’s men have struggled for consistency this season, with the defence looking shaky every single game. Our next clash in the Premier League is a tough one given that Chelsea are unbeaten in all competitions. The Blues are currently the joint league leaders and are playing well.

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However, if there is anyone who can get a result at Stamford Bridge, it is Mourinho. The Portuguese spent two stints at the London club and would want to do a number on his ex-employers on Saturday.