28.09.2021

Man United striker Romelu Lukaku declared fit for Belgium 

But Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has allayed fears the striker would miss any more action, stating that he is in line for a return against Cyprus.

Romelu Lukaku has been declared fit for Belgium’s World Cup qualifier with Cyprus on Tuesday after recovering from an ankle injury.

The Manchester United hitman sustained the injury during the 4-0 drubbing of Crystal Palace at the end of last month and missed Belgium’s win over Bosnia on Saturday.

The Manchester United hitman sustained the injury during the 4-0 drubbing of Crystal Palace

‘Romelu Lukaku is fit,’ said the Belgium boss. ‘We are in touch with Man United’s medical team. I haven’t received a phone call from Jose Mourinho as yet.’

Lukaku underwent an MRI scan while on international duty but no fracture or structural damage was found.

Speaking after the Palace win, United boss Mourinho did not want to put pressure on Martinez to rest the forward against Bosnia and Cyprus, despite Belgium already having booked their place in Russia next year.

‘Belgium is Roberto’s responsibility,’ said Mourinho. ‘It’s his decision to play him or not to play him. I cannot, professionally speaking, say do this or do that.’

The 24-year-old has netted 15 goals in 12 games for club and country already this season, and the news will come as a huge boost for Mourinho and United, who face Liverpool at Anfield this Saturday.

The Belgian is in fine form, scoring 12 goals in 15 outings for club and country this season

His fitness will be vital for United boss Jose Mourinho as he prepares his side for Liverpool tie

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