Romelu Lukaku: Manchester United striker should have been banned - Ian Wright

Arnold Nichols
November 28, 2017

Losing Lukaku for crunch games with the Gunners and Pep Guardiola's league leaders would be a huge blow to United boss Jose Mourinho.

United are eight points behind Manchester City in the Premier League title race, and the Sky Blues nearly appear to have it sewn up already.

Manchester United will be breathing a considerable sigh of relief following the news that influential striker Romelu Lukaku is set to be eligible for selection for a three-game stretch of Premier League matches that includes heavyweight clashes with Arsenal and Manchester City.

The incident allegedly happened during United's 1-0 win on Saturday, but referee Neil Swarbrick took no action.

"As soon as I saw it, I thought they will probably look at it".

Antonio Valencia and Jose Mourinho
GETTY Antonio Valencia is a key part of Jose Mourinho's Man Utd team

The 24-year-old has scored just once in last 10 games but Mourinho believes he offers much more than goals on the pitch, inspiring teammates to follow his lead and work harder. The shot ended up finding the back of the net. So Romelu, for me, (is) fantastic.

Having Ibrahimovic back and available for United is a bonus, especially as there is a possibility of Lukaku picking up a suspension for tangling with Brighton's Gaetan Bong at the weekend. "He didn't score, but I don't care".

Consistency. It's all that players, managers and fans ask officials for at all levels of the game.

"Against Watford I was very upset with Watford's first goal after some guy sent (Anthony) Martial to the hospital and the referee let it go, that is the reason why I was very, very upset at Watford", he added. "They have a good coach and have improved a lot from last season".


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