Romelu Lukaku will be fit to play for Manchester United in the FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley on May 19.
There were concerns that United’s top scorer could miss the big occasion after he limped out of Sunday’s win over Arsenal at Old Trafford with an ankle injury following a challenge from young debutant Konstantinos Mavropanos.
However, scans on Lukaku’s right ankle have confirmed that he did not suffer any serious damage, and he will be back in action in time for the trip to Wembley.
It’s welcome news for United boss Jose Mourinho who has named Lukaku in his starting line-up more than any other player this season. The Belgium striker, who moved to Old Trafford in a £75million move from Everton last summer, has rewarded his manager with 27 goals in all competitions.
Losing Lukaku for the Chelsea clash would have been a huge blow for Mourinho, with the FA Cup now United’s only chance of a trophy this season.
After the win over Arsenal, the United boss admitted he was keeping his fingers crossed that Lukaku would be fit for Wembley.
He said: ‘I don’t think it’s something, or I hope it’s not, that in this moment keeps him immediately out of a game that is in three weeks’ time. But I don’t know.
‘He wants to play all the time. He is never tired and, when he has small things, he doesn’t care. He still wants to go. So, for him to say immediately, to change him, it is because he couldn’t play.’