Manchester United have received a massive injury boost after Romelu Lukaku confirmed that his recovery from an ankle injury was going “faster than expected”.
The Belgian, who has 27 goals this season, picked up an ankle injury during a 2-1 win over Arsenal in the Premier League.
Lukaku has since traveled to Belgium in order to aid his recovery, with Jose Mourinho stating last week that he was “positive” about his main striker recovering in time for the FA Cup final against Chelsea on May 19.
And the 24-year-old has confirmed today that his recovery process was moving along at a rate faster than anticipated.
— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) May 5, 2018
While news since has somewhat rendered the game irrelevant in the grander scheme of things, it is worth remembering the sheer scale of the disfunction up front which presented itself in Lukaku’s absence from the front line.
He is a bold, physical, growingly intelligent and pinpoint influence at the masthead of attack, pushing defenders back and using the ball cleverly out wide. The connection he has with his teammates is miles better than what it once was.
Mourinho has a big part to play in that, and it needs to be addressed over the summer. In the meantime, however, United need their main man up front this season back in the starting XI and firing.