Sunday, 31 December 2017

Mourinho had wanted to rest Lukaku, saying: “I was very honest with him, he was very honest with me. I said let’s go for rest but he said he wanted to sacrifice.”


 The Belgian striker was carried off with an oxygen mask in a frightening moment

-After a clash of heads in the ninth minute with Southampon's Wesley Hoedt, the £75m striker was taken off on a stretcher.



-Lukaku had hardly moved for minutes with Man United medical staff huddled around him for minutes.

-He was seen by television cameras blinking, but a doctor held his head while he was lifted onto the stretcher.
 Romelu Lukaku clashed heads with Wesley Hoedt at Old Trafford

The 24-year-old was strapped in and carried off wearing an oxygen mask to a warm ovation from the Old Trafford fans.

Marcus Rashford came on to replace the Belgian forward early in the Premier League fixture.
Jose Mourinho said: “The doctor didn’t think twice about making the decision on Romelu. Because he has a problem — not just for today — but also for the next two matches I would say for sure.”

Mourinho had wanted to rest Lukaku, saying: “I was very honest with him, he was very honest with me. I said let’s go for rest but he said he wanted to sacrifice.”

 Jesse Lingard checks on his team-mate, who was left grounded by the collision

After his eighth-minute injury needed five minutes of medical attention, Lukaku was further treated at Old Trafford with an ambulance on standby.

Mourinho said: “I know normally bad, bad news arrives immediately and bad news didn’t arrive.”

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