Manchester United Striker Romelu Lukaku Will Be Fit For FA Cup Final Against Chelsea

 Jose Mourinho has relied upon Romelu Lukaku as his main striker this season

Romelu Lukaku Will be fit to start for Manchester United in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea.

The striker returned to training yesterday following a fortnight on the sidelines after suffering an ankle injury against Arsenal on April 29.

He underwent treatment in his homeland Belgium which went well and could have even played in last Sunday’s 1-0 win over Watford had there been anything resting on the game.

As it was, Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho chose not to risk him but save him for the showdown with his former club.

Lukaku, 25, has had a good first season with United since his £75million switch to Old Trafford from Goodison Park, scoring 27 goals in 50 games.

It has not just been his goals but his overall contribution that has so impressed Mourinho, which is why he was so keen to have him ready to start this weekend.

The whole squad is looking forward to the final and the chance to win a fourth major trophy in three seasons.

United won the FA Cup in Louis van Gaal’s final game in charge before Mourinho added the League Cup and Europa League last season.

Another trophy on Saturday, added to their best league finish in five years where they were runners-up to Manchester City, will make it ‘a very good season’ according to full-back Ashley Young.

The 32-year-old said: “If we win at the weekend, and having finished second, it will be a very good campaign.

“But if you ask all the players and staff, winning the league is where we need to be at.

“That’s the disappointment but, overall, it’s been a good season and if we win the Cup it’s been a very good season.

“Of course there’s excitement. There is not anyone who is not excited. We’ve been there before and must prepare this week in the right way, which we will do.

“Everybody wants to be starting and I’m no different.

“I want to play in the final and obviously want success.

“There is no better feeling than when you win the FA Cup and walk up those stairs to pick up that trophy. Hopefully, we can do that.”


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