Revealed: Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is not injured
A new development has arisen that Inter Milan target Romelu Lukaku is fit to play in today’s clash between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claiming that the striker is injured.
Lukaku is fit but Man United and the striker have decided it's not worth risking him getting injured and thwarting a £75million (Sh10 million) move to Inter ahead of the 2019/20 season, SunSport reports.
The former Everton forward was pictured training with the rest of the squad during a session at the Yuanshen Stadium in Shanghai, China.
“Lukaku won't be fit, no. He has been working with a physio the last few days so I don't think he will make this one, no.
"He got injured in training. It is not too bad, if it was worse we would have sent him home.
Of course, it’s never nice to be a player who misses out on important fitness work but also team-building work, understanding, tactical approach. He’ll just have to make that up later on,” Solskjaer said on Wednesday.
Lukaku missed Saturday's 1-0 victory over Italian side Inter Milan, the 4-0 triumph over Leeds a week ago in Australia and the club's first game when they defeated Perth Glory 2-0.
Solskjaer also provided an injury update on Victor Lindelof before the match against Tottenham in the International Champions Cup at 2:30 pm EAT today.
The United chief revealed that Lindelof will be fit after being substituted early in the second half during the win over Inter.
Inter Milan head coach Antonio Conte admitted a week ago that he was interested in signing Lukaku.
He described the Belgian forward as ‘an important player’ for his club.
“I think frustrated is a big word. Lukaku is United's player and this is the reality. You know very well that I like this player, also in the past when I was Chelsea's coach and tried to bring him to Chelsea. I think today Lukaku is a player with United. This is the reality,” he said.
“I think that at this moment if you're talking about a player from another club it's right to not talk about Lukaku because we have great respect for United. As I said before, I like this player and consider him an important player for us to have a good improvement, but at the same, there is a transfer market.”
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