Belgium boss makes vow to Man Utd over Lukaku fitness

Oct 05, 2017, 00:24
Belgium boss makes vow to Man Utd over Lukaku fitness

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has been cleared of serious ankle injury.

The Belgian coach stressed that his people are in constant touch with Manchester United's medical team regarding Lukaku and he is keen to remain patient with the player's recovery.

The 24-year-old is now on his own training regime away from the other players.

The Belgian worldwide - who clinched a money-spinning transfer to Manchester United from Everton in July - had been staying in Los Angeles with France and Manchester United star Paul Pogba on holiday.

"We'll take a decision on Friday".

The Belgium boss said: "Romelu is working separately". We will make a decision probably on Friday, but I would say that it is a little bit hard for him to be involved on Saturday. He came with a little bit of a sore ankle.

Fellaini missed Manchester United's 4-1 win over CSKA Moscow last week after injuring his ankle following a nasty challenge from Shane Long. It is important that he gets that fully recovered.

The news will be a big boost to United manager Jose Mourinho, who admitted last week that he does not have the option to hand Lukaku a break until Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns to full fitness as he battles back from a knee injury.

Belgium's first qualifier of the global break does not come until Sunday, when they take on Bosnia.

He has scored 11 goals in his first 10 games following his £75 million move from Everton in the summer.

Lukaku is the Premier League's top scorer this season with seven goals.