Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fellaini: I'm Fit for Derby

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fellaini: I'm Fit for Derby

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MAROUANE Fellaini is set to be available for United's clash with City after recovering from a back injury.

It is a boost to manager Jose Mourinho ahead of the first derby of the season and his first meeting with Pep Guardiola in the Premier League.

Mourinho had speculated following the 1-0 win over Hull that Fellaini's injury 'did not look good' and that the problem could keep the midfielder out 'for a while.' .

Fellaini played 90 minutes at the KCOM Stadium, where Marcus Rashford's late goal handed United a third win in a row.

But afterwards Mourinho hinted the 28-year-old, who has not missed a minute in the Premier League so far this season, would struggle to be fit for City's visit to Old Trafford on Saturday.

Fellaini missed Belgium's 2-0 defeat to Spain on Thursday. But after taking part in training on Sunday, he could now feature in the World Cup qualifier against Cyprus tonight. …

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