Manchester United 0 – Southampton 0
Manchester United keep drawing Premier League matches and Saturday’s was arguably the most frustrating so far.
The Red Devils were held by Leicester and Burnley before Southampton shut up shop at Old Trafford.
In fact, Southampton will point to a fine David De Gea save from Shane Long as reason enough that they could have left Manchester United with all three points.
The draw also featured what looked like a serious head injury to Romelu Lukaku.
The Belgian striker received a blow to the back of his head by Southampton defender Wesley Hoedt, on 14 minutes.
Lukaku barely moved after being struck by Hoedt and was stretchered off, with the game delayed for six minutes.
Update from Belgium on Romelu Lukaku
On Sunday, reliable Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur has an update on the Lukaku head injury in HLN.
The title of the update confirms that Lukaku does not have a “serious head injury”.
Terreur reports that “Perhaps the damage is limited to a concussion and at least a week’s rest. When all investigations have been completed, Manchester United will release an update.”
The Belgian scribe adds: “Man United does not want to give a precise update until the last examinations have been completed today [Sunday], but the club sends “off the record” reassuring signals to the outside world.”
Romelu Lukaku out for at least a week
The fact Lukaku was treated at Old Trafford during Manchester United’s draw with Southampton is considered a good sign.
Manchester United now expect Lukaku to be out for at least a week, during which time he is also unlikely to train as well.
Since medics now believe there is a correlation between head injuries and muscle injuries that can flare up weeks later.
Lukaku is now out of the Everton game on Monday – New Year’s Day. The Belgian striker will surely also not be risked in the FA Cup at Derby on Friday night.
The former Chelsea and Everton striker will be aiming to play for Manchester United again when they take on Stoke in the Premier League on January 15, 2017.
As it stands, there has been no social media update from Romelu Lukaku. His last Instagram update was in mid-November.
Jose Mourinho on Lukaku: “I don’t know. I know that normally bad, bad news arrives immediately. Bad news didn't arrive. I think that there’s a problem for the next two matches. For sure.” #mufc pic.twitter.com/sglefcNcc0
— Kristof Terreur 📰 (@HLNinEngeland) December 30, 2017
Solid team performance! Proud we sticked together and grab a point against a strong side. Shout out to the fans who travelled to Manchester today👊🏼🔴⚪️ Hope @RomeluLukaku9 gets well soon🤞🏼#SaintsFC #WeMarchOn #MUNSOU pic.twitter.com/yjK8SiKcbT
— Wesley Hoedt (@wesleyhoedt) December 30, 2017