Manchester United have been boosted by the report of a positive injury update for Belgium international Romelu Lukaku.
Lukaku joined up with the Belgian national team earlier today for the World Cup qualifiers but he was left on the bench for the entire duration of the training session as he was nursing an ankle injury.
The striker has been in blistering form this season, scoring seven goals in seven appearances in the Premier league with the latest being in Man United’s 4-0 demolition of Crystal Palace. However, he had hurt himself in the game reports were rife as to the severity of the injury.
He was a subject of an MRI scan but the result have turned out positive. According to the Belgian FA: “Romelu Lukaku underwent an MRI scan but no fracture or structural damage has been diagnosed.
“The next days he will follow an individual training program.
“It is however too early to state that he won’t be match fit for the Bosnia and/or Cyprus game.”
Lukaku is currently the only out and out striker for Manchester United and the team appear to have hinged their attack on him. An injury lay-off for the goal poacher may portend danger to the Red Devil’s title ambition.
United are currently without second striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is also on the recovery pane and the list of injured players is not without Paul Pogba. However, Mourinho has revealed that United do not miss injured players.
He said: “We never miss the players that are injured.
“That’s our way of seeing it. They are injured, we don’t think about them. ‘It’s an opportunity for others, is a moment for others to step up and to get the chance, so I think that’s good.
“When we moan all the time about injuries it looks like we don’t trust the other people and we have to.”