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Marouane Fellaini could miss Sunday's Manchester United tie, according to reports

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The big-haired Belgian could miss Sunday's clash at Old Trafford.

No one chests the ball better than Marouane Fellaini
No one chests the ball better than Marouane Fellaini
Clive Brunskill

Everton's Marouane Fellaini could miss Sunday's tie against Manchester United according to reports. The influential midfielder apparently sustained a knock on his hip last weekend during his side's 3-3 draw with Aston Villa, a match in which he bagged a brace. The Belgian international was expected to feature for his country in a midweek friendly against Slovakia, however, he hasn't trained with them this week and he's now a doubt for that match.

If Fellaini were to miss Sunday's clash at Old Trafford, that would obviously be a massive blow to Everton as they are arguably overly reliant on the big-haired Belgian. During the reverse fixture at Goodison Park on the Premier League's opening weekend, the physical midfielder was dominant as he clearly overwhelmed United's defense. Michael Carrick, normally a central-midfielder, was deployed in a central-defender's role that night due to a plethora of injuries and the Toffees did well to continually isolate Fellaini on him. The Everton talisman had all sorts of joy against the Reds as he put in a man-of-the-match performance in his side's 1-0 victory.


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