Martinez issues update on Romelu Lukaku fitness

Date published: Wednesday 4th October 2017 1:11

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has reassured Manchester United that they will not rush back Romelu Lukaku from injury.

Lukaku has not trained with his Belgian teammates ahead of Saturday’s clash with Bosnia after reporting for international duty with an ankle injury.

With Belgium already qualified for the World Cup, Martinez has pledged not to take any risks with his former Everton striker.

“He is very uncertain for Saturday, we will make a decision on Friday. It is difficult for him,” said Martinez.

“Lukaku wants to play. He hasn’t trained with the group, he has a sore ankle and it is important he gets fully recovered. We will give him as long as he can.

“We are talking to Manchester United closely. We are careful that we won’t rush him into anything.”

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