Mourinho offers surprise Lukaku fitness update

Date published: Thursday 4th January 2018 1:16

Jose Mourinho says Romelu Lukaku has been passed fit to line up for Manchester United in their FA Cup third-round clash with Derby on Friday night.

Lukaku left the Old Trafford pitch on a stretcher last Saturday with what appeared to be a nasty head injury, with Mourinho offering a pessimistic prognosis after the goalless draw.

The centre-forward missed the win at Everton on New Year’s day but Mourinho now says that Lukaku has recovered in time to face the Rams tomorrow.

“Romelu is back, Romelu is back,” Mourinho told MUTV. “As I said it was not a concussion, it was a precaution, a protection for him. He wanted to play against Everton, but this time he is back.”

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