Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has withdrawn from the Belgium national team squad ahead of upcoming international friendly matches against Italy and Spain.
Red devils boss Louis Van Gaal revealed that unspecified injury is what prevented the 27 years old from featuring in United’s weekend win against Westbrom. Fellaini’s injury and subsequent withdrawal from the Belgian squad was also confirmed by his national team coach Marc Wilmot via twitter.
Everton player and Fellaini’s former team mate at Everton Kevin Mirallas has been called up to replace Fellaini for the upcoming international friendly matches. Fellaini scored four goals for his country in the European qualifiers in eight appearances making him the third leading scorer for his country in the qualifiers behind Manchester city’s Kevin De Bruyne and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard who had five goals each.
United coach would be hoping to have Fellaini fully fit and back with the squad after the international break; the red devils will be travelling to Vicarage road to face Watford in their next Premier league fixtures. Fellaini was already winning his way into Van Gaal’s first team selection with his impressive substitute display in most of the games before this injury set back.