Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku Fit For Belgium's World Cup Qualifier Against Cyprus

David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne

David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne

Speaking ahead of Tuesday night's showdown with Cyprus, the Belgium boss said: "Marouane Fellaini, it has been confirmed that he has got ligament damage".

Gareth Southgate's team won both games 1-0 thanks to goals from Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

"It was a very unfortunate injury for Marouane Fellaini".

Belgium have already qualified for next year's World Cup in Russian Federation, meaning tonight's qualifier against Cyprus is a dead-rubber.

"He has gone back to Manchester United".

Rob is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent. I don't think the state of the pitch played any part.

Fellaini has been ruled out of United's trip to Liverpool on Saturday because of strained medial knee ligaments, while on global duty.

"Damage could be very little or very big".

Fellaini is now sure to miss United's trip to Anfield this weekend, while he will also miss Belgium's clash with Cyprus on Wednesday morning AEDT.

Up next for United is the latest instalment of the United-Liverpool rivalry as Mourinho's side travel to Anfield for the Saturday lunchtime game.

United also have concerns over the fitness of Romelu Lukaku, who missed Belgium's game in Sarajevo with an ankle injury - though the noises from the striker's camp suggest he WILL be fit to face Liverpool.

Romelu Lukaku, Fellaini's club and global team-mate, did not play against Bosnia-Herzegovina because of an ankle problem. Mourinho struggled to hide his irritation with Belgium last month when midfielder Marouane Fellaini played against Greece despite picking up a calf problem before the game and subsequently missed United's 2-2 draw at Stoke, a game the Portuguese described as a "match for Fellaini". I haven't received a phone call from Jose Mourinho as yet'.

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