Although not yet ruled out of Belgium’s game against England, Romelu Lukaku is a doubt to face the Three Lions through injury.
That’s according to Sky Sports News, who say the 24-year-old has suffered external ligament damage. Apparently, the problem with his left-foot was picked up against Tunisia last time out. On Tuesday, Lukaku missed training.
The Red Devils striker has made a blistering start to the World Cup; scoring four goals in two outings thus far, just one off the pace in the race for the Golden Boot.
Obviously, it’d be gutting for the big man if he cannot play against England on Thursday, but for United, the rest will probably do him some good.
He played in the majority of matches for us last term, he’s also been an ever-present for his country in that time. Burnout is a real thing, particularly in a World Cup year. We need him fully fit and firing come August as he’s our main goal-getter.
Hopefully, Roberto Martinez sees sense and gives him the game off. It does nobody any good if Lukaku is pushed through the game and he further injures the foot. That would not only end his World Cup, but it’d severely hamper United’s start to the 2018/19 season.