Jose Mourinho 'surprised' Belgium chose to play Marouane Fellaini

Marouane Fellaini scoring for Manchester United against Crystal Palace

Marouane Fellaini scoring for Manchester United against Crystal Palace

Jose Mourinho has said he was "surprised" by the decision to play Marouane Fellaini in Belgium's meaningless World Cup qualifier against Bosnia-Herzegovina. Veteran Michael Carrick is also set to miss out on the Liverpool match, as he has missed the last two United matches through injury.

The midfielder had been unable to train in the build-up to the game because of an ankle problem and lasted just 29 minutes before damaging ligaments.

Mourinho told a news conference on Friday: "I can not control what they do in the national team".

"I was surprised, yes I was".

Fellaini returned to Carrington on Tuesday to be assessed by United's medical staff before returning to Belgium to continue his rehabilitation in Antwerp.

Mane hurt his hamstring while on worldwide duty with Senegal, while Fellaini injured his knee with Belgium over the global break - both will miss the game between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on Saturday.

"I think a lot of people disliked his look and the way he was and thought Manchester United were going to play it long".

"He puts in as much work as anybody and I've said this a couple times, I would argue he's probably got the best chest control in the world. I know what they are".

He made only fifteen league starts throughout the season, in contrast to thirty one starts he made in the previous season while with the Toffees.

"If you win, you can not leave Anfield like you won the Premier League, because you didn't, if you lose you can not leave Anfield like you are going to be relegated, because that is a big problem".

"No, we go to play the game, we want to win the game, we know it's going to be very hard".

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