Marouane Fellaini to Miss Manchester United's Festive Fixtures

Updated: 28 December 2014 17:21 IST

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has put Fellaini's absence from the squad down to a mystery 'virus', revealing after Friday's win at home to Newcastle that the giant midfielder would not figure against Tottenham on Sunday.

Marouane Fellaini to Miss Manchester Uniteds Festive Fixtures
Belgiums midfielder Marouane Fellaini celebrates after scoring his teams first goal during the Group H football match between Belgium and Algeria at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. © AFP

London:

Manchester United will be without mid-fielder Marouane Fellaini for the remainder of Christmas and New Year after it emerged the Belgian has a rib injury.

United manager Louis van Gaal has put Fellaini's absence from the squad down to a mystery 'virus', revealing after Friday's win at home to Newcastle that the giant midfielder would not figure against Tottenham Sunday, reports Daily Mail.

However, it is understood that Fellaini is also nursing injured ribs suffered in the win against Liverpool a fortnight ago and it is this that is expected to side line the former Everton player a little longer.

As a result of this problem Fellaini is not expected to return until after the FA Cup third round tie at Yeovil a week Sunday.

Van Gaal has been given better injury news about other players with Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw all close to a first-team return.

Blind and Rojo could travel to Yeovil, while left-back Shaw is in contention for the Tottenham game.

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