Marc Wilmots has summoned the forward for the Red Devils' friendly against Portgual next week following an injury to Liverpool striker Divok Origi.
Mirallas, at one time a regular on his country's international scene, has been omitted from the last two Belgium squads, only to then be called up as cover for an injury. He came in for Maroune Fellaini back in November.
The 28-year-old has fallen down the pecking order for club and country due to poor form over the past year and has done his chances of holding down a regular place in Everton's first team further damage by getting sent off in the defeat to West Ham earlier this month.
The former Olympiakos man picked up two yellow cards — one for simulation, the second for a late tackle — and served a two-match ban for the subsequent games against Chelsea and Arsenal.
Mirallas had openly considered leaving Goodison Park during the winter transfer window in order to get first-team football and keep himself prominent in Wilmots' mind ahead of Euro2016 but he remained with the Blues and had hoped to force his way back into Roberto Martinez's side.
For now he will join Romelu Lukaku in the Belgium squad for the friendly in Leiria on Tuesday and will be pinning his hopes on getting some game time to impress his national manager.
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1 Posted 24/03/2016 at 15:30:04
Where do they get these ideas?
Answers to Mr Martinez....
2 Posted 24/03/2016 at 15:35:05
3 Posted 24/03/2016 at 15:58:50
4 Posted 24/03/2016 at 16:06:17
I believe the old adage "no player is bigger than the club" but then neither is the manager, in fact it's looking as though Martinez is not big enough, and maybe it's time for him to go instead. I for one would go along with that.
6 Posted 24/03/2016 at 17:06:26
7 Posted 24/03/2016 at 18:02:48
8 Posted 24/03/2016 at 18:13:14
9 Posted 24/03/2016 at 18:40:11
10 Posted 24/03/2016 at 19:09:32
Shame he has joined other good players as a bench warmer, when he has such game changing qualities.
Yet another example of man mismanagement at our once-great club.
11 Posted 24/03/2016 at 20:05:17
Because his petulant liability is still evident with him, I feel this will lead him to the exit during the summer.
12 Posted 24/03/2016 at 20:10:03
15 Posted 25/03/2016 at 01:18:36
16 Posted 25/03/2016 at 02:00:57
He's 28, he's had no major injures, and he's been rested for almost two full seasons.
We could end up seeing Mirallas in his prime if he's given an opportunity.
18 Posted 25/03/2016 at 08:15:53
Sounds like you expect a new manager sometime soon.... or are you just being hopeful?
On behalf of us ALL.
19 Posted 25/03/2016 at 15:15:54
He's been sent off twice this season and looks like being sent off every time he plays. After the penalty situation he should have gone at the end of that season. Potentially a game winner but has often fallen short.
Take whatever we can get for him and spend the money on someone who wants to play for our great club COYB
20 Posted 25/03/2016 at 21:56:47
We all on this site express our opinions and that for all it's worth is mine.
21 Posted 26/03/2016 at 07:19:02
21 times isn't a bad shout when you've let the team down and been sent off twice and been banned for 5 games!! I can't deny his talent but unfortunately like many other players, his poor attitude out weighs his ability.
22 Posted 27/03/2016 at 03:05:10
Unfortunately mate, I'm just being hopeful.
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