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Jose Mourinho gives Romelu Lukaku injury update ahead of Watford clash

by Alex Turk

Jose Mourinho says he is hopeful that injured striker Romelu Lukaku will recover in time to be a part of the Emirates FA Cup Final squad.

Manchester United face Chelsea at Wembley on May 19 in an attempt to equal Arsenal’s record of 13 triumphs but fear they could be without their star striker.

Lukaku was forced off the pitch early in the second half of United’s 2-1 victory over Arsenal at the end of April with a worrying ankle injury.

Speaking to the media after Thursday night’s underwhelming 0-0 stalemate with West Ham United at the London Stadium, Jose Mourinho revealed: “We hope he can play the final. He is in Belgium having treatment with communications between doctors and our medical department at the moment.”

After scoring 27 goals during his debut season at the club, Lukaku’s importance to Mourinho is undeniable as he has massively helped secure second place in the Premier League behind runaway champions Manchester City, the highest finish since Sir Alex Ferguson‘s retirement in 2013.

Jose Mourinho added: “We are waiting to see if he can play final – if not starting at least to be on the bench.”

Mourinho has already confirmed that Lukaku will not play a part in the season curtain-closer against Watford at Old Trafford on Sunday but Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Sergio Romero and the retiring Michael Carrick will all start on the field as part of what is expected to be a rotated side.

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