[Photos] Key Man Left Behind As Man Utd Squad Fly-Out To Moscow

By on September 25, 2017

Marouane Fellaini was not on the plane as the Manchester United squad flew-out this afternoon ahead of their Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow.

Fellaini suffered an ankle injury during United’s 1-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday after being on the wrong end of a dangerous tackle from Shane Long.

Boss Jose Mourinho was left raging following the incident – which saw Long booked after lunging at Fellaini’s left ankle shortly before half-time at St Mary’s.

The Belgian international was able to play on and complete the full ninety minutes but it seems the injury has been bad enough to keep him out of United’s trip to Russia today.

According to BBC journalist Simon Stone, Fellaini wasn’t among the squad that flew-out of Manchester this afternoon ahead of their Group A clash with CSKA on Wednesday night.

Stone said on Twitter:

The news will come as a blow to Mourinho as Fellaini has become an important part of his starting eleven in recent games with Paul Pogba currently on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.

It means Ander Herrera or Michael Carrick are expected to come in to partner Nemanja Matic in central midfield as United look to make it two wins from two in their group so far having beaten Basel 3-0 earlier this month.

Here are some more photos of the United squad as they flew out to Russia today:

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