Manchester United’s star midfielder Marouane Fellaini has been excluded from the Belgian squad that will be playing in UEFA Nation’s League in this International break. Christian Benteke and Simon Mignolet are also excluded from the list for this reason. Belgium went to the semifinal of the World Cup recently ; but unfortunately they were beaten by the World Champions France in that match.
Belgium will wish to continue their good run in this UEFA Nation’s League too. They will be a strong contender for winning the Euro Cup in 2020 if they can maintain their form in these two years. Meanwhile, Manchester United will be in trouble after the injury of Marouane Fellaini in this International Break. The clubs do not like these International Breaks for this reason. The players face some difficulties to accommodate themselves in their National side after the hectic schedule of club football. So, these players generally pick up injury and it causes huge loss for the club.
For example, Marouane Fellaini has performed really well against Burnley in the previous weekend in Premier League. Manchester United were able to pull off a victory with a 2-0 margin at Turf Moor. Fellaini was praised for his brave performance for the Red Devils against Burnley by his manager Jose Mourinho after the match. Manchester United’s midfield were looking so much strong after the inclusion of Marouane Fellaini in the starting lineup of Manchester United. Now also Manchester United will have three central midfielders in their squad to play in the first team.
The combination of Fred, Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba have started against Tottenham Hotspur; but they were not able to win the match at Old Trafford with that midfield. Tottenham Hotspur dominated in the match completely. Now, Jose Mourinho again has to field that combination against Watford in the next match in the Premier League. Watford are currently at the third position in the Premier League table as they have won back to back four matches in the Premier League. They have defeated the team like Tottenham Hotspur in the previous match. The football, Watford are playing in this season is really commendable. The manager of Watford has opted to go with 4-2-2-2 formation in this season. Capoue and Hughes are playing at the deep midfield with Pereyra and Doucoure in the attacking midfield. The centre forward duo of Troy Deeney and Andre Gray are playing at the upfront of the Watford’s starting lineup.
Till now, Holebas and Pereyra are the star performers of Watford in this season. They will also try to continue their good form against Manchester United at Old Trafford. The match will not be very much easy for Manchester United as they will miss the service of Marouane Fellaini. The 30 year old Belgian midfielder has always been the Trump Card of Jose Mourinho in his managerial career at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho has urged the club management to renew the contract of Marouane Fellaini for one season few days ago in the summer transfer window.