Marouane Fellaini will be out for two months after suffering a knee ligament damage in his cameo appearance against Tottenham.
The combative Belgian international came off the bench during Manchester United Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat at Wembley, but he lasted just seven minutes and 29 seconds before being subbed off again due to injury.
Marouane Fellaini was brought on the pitch to replace Lingard in the 63rd minute but picked up an injury moment later when he attempted to get the ball off Tottenham star Christian Eriksen.
The Belgian will have scans on the injury at the club’s Carrington training ground on Thursday to determine the extent of the injury, but he could be out for months.
Reports from ESPN claim the 30-year-old has suffered medial ligament damage and he will face the knife to fix the problem.
The injury could keep the midfielder on the sidelines for up to eight weeks, and he’s expected to miss Manchester United Champions League Round of 16 clash against Sevilla.
This is the third time Marouane Fellaini has suffered the same knee ligament issue in four months.
After leaving the pitch just after 7minutes of play, there were rumours Fellaini’s exit was merely a tactical change from Jose Mourinho, but the manager confirmed after the game that he fears for the player’s fitness.
“He came off because he had something in his knee,” said the United boss.
“Unlucky for him and unlucky for me. He came on with enthusiasm but he has an injury in his ligament.”
Fellaini’s contract at Old Trafford expires in June and he has been linked with a move to Turkey Super Lig.