- Belgian midfielder Fellaini has been ruled out of action for the next four weeks due to injury
- The midfielder will miss this weekend's clash against Brighton and a few other crucial games due to calf injury
- Meanwhile, Solskjaer was said to have said he doesn't need the former Everton star anymore and could be on his way out this month
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Marouane Fellaini will spend close to four weeks on the sidelines.
The Red Devils interim boss revealed that the Belgian international complained of calf injury despite training with his teammates on Wednesday.
Fellaini has featured for just 31 minutes in the six games and could further miss crucial matches in the coming weeks.
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He will not be available when they clash against Arsenal in the FA Cup fourth round clash at the Emirates, including February 12th Champions League fixture against PSG.
Goal.com however reports that the Norwegian said ahead of a home date against Brighton on Saturday: “He’ll probably be at least three or four weeks, he’s got a calf problem and that’s sad.
"There’s X factor in different players and we all know Felli’s X factor and he’ll be working hard to get back in when all the big games are coming as well.”
Solskjaer also revealed that Alexis Sanchez is ready to come back into contention for Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer added on the overall fitness levels of his squad: “There’s not many issues, I think just small niggles as there always is at this point of the season.
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“Chris [Smalling], Marcos [Rojo] just started running lightly so not fit yet.
“Alexis has trained all week so hopefully he’ll be available and Felli is the long-term one that’s out. He’ll be out for a few weeks.”
Solskjaer said on what can be expected from Sanchez: “You have to ask him, a player loves to play football, doesn’t matter who you are and he’s been hindered by injury.
“I know how frustrating that can be and how eager you are to get back. Maybe in the Reading game at half-time he should have told me to come off because the next 15 or 20 minutes were a setback.
“But he’s champing at the bit in training. His attitude has been fantastic in training and I’m looking forward to seeing him, I’ve got loads of good players to choose from.”
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Solskjaer has won his first six matches as Man United head coach, becoming the first manager to achieve the feat at the club.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Manchester United midfielder Maroune Fellaini could be on his way out of Old Trafford after failing to play in Ole Gunnar Solksjaer's starting line up.
Over the years, the Belgian has been one of the mainstays in the Red Devils' first team squad since joining the squad in 2013.
But the 31-year-old has had limited playing time under the caretaker manager playing just three minutes in six matches Solksjaer has handled.