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Zlatan Ibrahimović targets Arsenal clash for Manchester United return

Zlatan Ibrahimović targets Arsenal clash for Manchester United return

The injury to Fellaini will be a blow to United, whose midfield is already without Paul Pogba because of a long-term hamstring problem.

Manchester United manager José Mourinho is believed to be deeply concerned over suggestions that Belgium will field their star striker Romelu Lukaku in this evening's World Cup 2018 qualification match against Cyprus.

And, one of the big stories of the worldwide break was Marouane Fellaini's injury, picked up playing on a bad pitch for Belgium v Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Now he has returned, United's medical staff will ascertain the extent of the damage and how long he will be sidelined. "I haven't received a phone call from Jose Mourinho".

Lukaku has been passed fit to start in Brussels despite spending most of the past week training separately from the main group because of an ankle problem.

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After the Liverpool match, they travel to Portugal to play Benfica in their third Champions League group match and then are away at Huddersfield Town the following Saturday.

The club are believed to be concerned that his running style may have been the cause of the injury, and are considering using a running coach in the hope of avoiding a recurrence. "A collision between two strong players, very committed that they want to win the ball, and unfortunately Marouane ended with a damaged ligament".

"But there was nothing wrong in that respect so the relationship is very, very good with Manchester United as you would expect". And Michael Carrick is also not available for the trip to Anfield.

Premier League rivals, United and Liverpool square up on Saturday with the Old Trafford outfit seven points ahead of their opponents who are down in seventh position and seeking a win at Anfield.