Jose Mourinho confident Marouane Fellaini will face West Brom

by Leo Nieboer

Jose Mourinho expects Marouane Fellaini to recover from a toe injury in time for Manchester United’s clash with West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

The midfielder will not travel to Sochi for Tuesday’s friendly with Russia after sustaining a knock to the toe during Belgium’s 1-1 draw with Greece last week.

Mourinho has already lost both Chris Smalling and Phil Jones to injury over the international break and will be without Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ander Herrera for the clash with Tony Pulis’ side.

However, according to the Mail Online‘s Jack Gaughan, Mourinho is confident that Fellaini – who returned to Carrington over the weekend – will feature against West Brom.

If you enjoy spending 90 minutes in a state of raw, crippling frustration, Saturday’s game against West Brom could be just the thing for you. Playing against any Pulis side is excruciating by default, but the latest episode of contending with nasty fouls and agonisingly tight defensive line-ups promises to be compounded by the absence of a number of key players when it comes to injecting impetus going forward.

Mourinho will hope that Fellaini, who made his first notable contribution in a Man United shirt against West Brom, can use his immense physical presence in a productive way alongside Michael Carrick – the only other recognised midfielder available – on Saturday.

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