Bad for Man United & Belgium: Romelu Lukaku is injured

Man United’s Romelu Lukaku is injured

There are fresh injury fears for Man United striker Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku has joined up with the Belgium squad ahead of the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers.

But will Lukaku be able to play in those matches?

The Belgian Red Devils confirmed on Monday night that Lukaku is injured with an ankle issue.

Indeed, after missing training with his international teammates, the Man United attacker was sent for an MRI scan yesterday to determine the extent of the injury.

Lukaku has scored 45 goals in 79 international matches.

Should the Man United striker be ruled out of action, Belgium will look to Dries Mertens, Christian Benteke, Divock Origi and Michy Batshuayi to lead their attack.

Belgium’s upcoming games

Belgium are in action on Thursday night when they take on 2018 World Cup hosts Russia.

Russia will visit Brussels looking to build on their successes during last year’s showpiece tournament. Russia defied the odds to reach the quarterfinals.

Roberto Martinez’s side will return to action on Sunday when they play an away Euro 2020 qualifier in Cyprus.

Belgium’s squad

Goalies: Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool), Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg), Matz Sels (Strasbourg);

Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur), Thomas Meunier (PSG), Timothy Castagne (Atalanta), Jason Denayer (Lyon), Brandon Mechele (Club Bruges);

Midfielders: Mousa Dembele (Guangzhou R&F), Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang), Nacer Chadli (Monaco), Youri Tielemans (Leicester City), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad), Leander Dendoncker (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Dennis Praet (Sampdoria), Hans Vanaken (Club Bruges);

Forwards: Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United), Dries Mertens (Napoli), Michy Batshuayi (Crystal Palace, on loan from Chelsea), Divock Origi (Liverpool), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Leandro Trossard (Genk), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace).

Man United’s Luke Shaw is also injured

Also see: Good for Man United: Barcelona’s Luis Suarez is injured.

Liverpool’s Andy Robertson pulls out of Scotland match because of his teeth.

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