Fellaini ready for new scan

Manchester United boss David Moyes intends to send Marouane Fellaini for another scan which could result in an extended period on the sidelines.

Last Updated: 21/12/13 at 12:55 Post Comment

Marouane Fellaini: Manchester United midfielder has a back injury

Marouane Fellaini: Manchester United midfielder has a back injury

Fellaini has not featured since United lost to his former club Everton at Old Trafford on 4 December, after suffering a problem with his back.

Moyes had expected the Belgium international to be fit for the festive schedule, but Fellaini has already been ruled out of Saturday's Premier League match at home to West Ham.

The Scot is seeking further medical advice on the matter, and if the outcome is not positive, it is likely Fellaini will have the wrist operation he has been putting off for some time.

"Fellaini has an injury to his back, which we hoped might have healed up but it hasn't," Moyes said.

"I am going to get another scan and if it hasn't healed up then I might need to take the decision to get his wrist done as well.

"We hoped his back would be better in 10 days but he is still feeling it."

Moyes did receive better news about Michael Carrick, who has not featured since the victory over Arsenal at the beginning of last month.

The midfielder should be available to face former club Tottenham on New Year's Day after recovering from his Achilles injury.

"Michael has just started some work outside on the grass," said Moyes. "He is getting a little bit closer.

"He is roughly due to be back at New Year's Day time. We might be able to squeeze a few more days out of it but I couldn't be sure yet."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

he thing is, footballers are role models, and children are influenced by them. I watched the Chelsea game with my 6 year old, and at school the next day she stamped on Emre Can.

megabrow (cufc)
Diego Costa: The Patron Saint Of S**thousery

Y

et again Barcelona try to convince the world that they only play the most virtuous of football. I've never seen a team so willing and able to dish out lumps but feel so self-righteous that no opposition player should ever have the audacity to tackle them.

charsmatcengma
Enrique hauls Neymar to safety

I

d love to see a United v Liverpool FA cup final. It would certainly fit the narrative. Obv I'd want the ending to be one of an O.G. and tears as he collects his runner-up medal.

GVMUFC
Gerrard Constantly Searching For That Final Hurrah

Footer 365

Premier League: Roberto Mancini could make a return to English football

Roberto Mancini has not ruled out a return to Manchester City in the future.

Premier League: Daniel Sturridge sure Steven Gerrard will manage Liverpool

Daniel Sturridge is convinced Steven Gerrard will eventually return to Anfield as Liverpool manager.

Stoke give Leicester City permission to speak to defender Huth

Stoke City have given Leicester City permission to speak to Robert Huth about a possible loan deal.

Mail Box

It's A Massive, Big, Brilliant Mailbox

And we left lots of Suarez/Costa mails unopened. What we do have is a video of some rotten Suarez tackles and views on the future of football, Spurs, Liverpool and...

But Biting Doesn't Hurt Like Stamping...

There are Liverpool fans arguing that Luis Suarez is nowhere near Diego Costa's sh*t-house league but we have plenty of love for the agitator too. Oh and Spurs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company