Romelu Lukaku will not face action from the Football Association for an alleged stamp on Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren in Saturday’s 0-0 draw.
Lukaku was caught up with Lovren in an incident in the middle of a pitch during a close game in the Premier League. Sky Sports commentary and Manchester United great Gary Neville was worried that the striker would be punished for what was seemingly an accidental flick of the boot into Lovren’s face.
Sky Sports report on Monday afternoon that Lukaku will not be questioned by the FA over his actions in Saturday’s game and, therefore, will not be banned for any future games.
Lukaku didn’t put in his best performance of the season against Liverpool, failing to score after an electric start to the season with 11 goals in his first 11 games for Manchester United.
The Belgian had one fantastic chance after wonderful interplay between Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Lukaku himself, and Anthony Martial. The 24-year-old missed the chance, shooting straight at Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
United’s £75m man will be hoping to get back on the scoresheet on Wednesday evening when United return to UEFA Champions League action away at Portuguese side Benfica.
United have started their return to Europe’s elite club competition in fantastic form, earning the maximum six points from their first two games with a 3-0 win against FC Basel, and a 4-1 victory against CSKA Moscow. Lukaku himself has netted three times in the opening two games for the Reds.