Marouane Fellaini played for just eight minutes in Manchester United’s 2-0 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur. He has been struggling with a knee injury since international duty in October and has missed two months of this season as a result.

Following United’s 2-0 win over Huddersfield on Saturday, Jose Mourinho confirmed that the player had surgery on his knee but it won’t rule him out for the rest of the season.

He had surgery this morning. I don’t want to be very specific. I prefer the doctor give you some information officially that we can put on our website. But it is not the end of the season. Not at all.

It’s a small intervention in his external meniscus and I want to believe that, by the end of the March, he can be back. If he is back by the end of March, I hope we have a big April and a big May and we are still to play in more than one competition.