Jose Mourinho: Lukaku may not start in final against Chelsea

Doug Mendoza
May 13, 2018

But Mourinho will be frustrated his players were unable to work their way behind a disciplined West Ham rearguard and will demand a far better effort against Watford in Sunday's final league game with cup places still up for grabs.

United will be sweating over Lukaku's fitness as his presence at the top plays a huge role in the attack's success.

Jose Mourinho says Romelu Lukaku could start the FA Cup final on the bench as the Manchester United striker battles to recover from an ankle injury in time for the Wembley showdown with Chelsea. 'Again we try to see if it is possible for the last match'.

Lukaku sustained an ankle injury during United's clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford and has subsequently missed their past two league fixtures.

Lukaku arrived for a massive transfer fee of £75 million from Everton to Old Trafford and has scored 27 goals this season.

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Michael Carrick will captain United on Sunday to mark the England midfielder's final appearance before joining Mourinho's backroom staff.

In fact, his feeling of distaste for Wilmots got so strong, Lukaku would have rather stayed on his sofa than put on the Red Devils (the Belgium national team have the same nickname as Manchester United) shirt.

"Carrick had already been decided". He was absent in the squad that faced Brighton and would be sidelined for the club's trip to West Ham and Watford at home.

"I want him to feel what the Manchester United supporters feel in relation to him".

"I'm not as sad as I normally am when my players end their careers because he is going to be with us and even closer to me than he was as a player. The only problem was I also knew he didn't want to play me", Lukaku said during an interview with DHNet.

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