By Dave Marshall
Manchester United have been handed a timely injury boost after news broke out that star striker, Romelu Lukaku has not suffered any serious injury. The Old Trafford outfit were rocked after initial news suggested that the 24-year-old striker, who has impressed ever since his summer move from Everton suffered a nasty after the last game on Sunday prior to joining up with his international teammates for national team assignment.
Lukaku has been a revelation since swapping Merseyside for Manchester in a stunning £75m deal earlier in the summer and has lifted United to second place on the league table, with only goals giving Manchester City the summit of the log. He has now been cleared of any serious injury after having his ankle scanned with the Belgium national team doctors.
The burly number 9 was checked after scoring yet again in Sundays 4-0 win over bottom side, Crystal Palace. He looked in discomfort after the game but will now be put on a special training program me to enable him reach full fitness for The World Cup qualifier Belgium is to play with Bosnia on Saturday and also against Cyprus next Tuesday.
A statement from the Belgian football association read: ‘’Romelu Lukaku underwent an MRI scan but no fracture or structural damage has been diagnosed.
‘’The next days he will follow an individual training programme.’’It is however too early to state that he won’t be match fit for the Bosnia and/or Cyprus game.’’
Lukaku has registered 15 goals in 12 matches for club and country this season and his lack of long term action will be a mighty relief to manager, Jose Mourinho who rates him highly and knows that his goals will help our quest to win the Premier League this season. He has scored 7 goals in as many league matches for the 20-time English champions as we are tied with Manchester City at the top of the table with 19 points from a possible 21.