Romelu Lukaku has struggled to keep all Manchester United fans onside this season due to his failings in front of goal.
The striker has only scored four times in 14 appearances in all competitions, and he has not found the back of the net for United since mid-September.
The 25-year-old remains Jose Mourinho’s main forward, but his availability for next weekend’s Premier League clash against Crystal Palace is uncertain.
The Belgium national team confirmed this weekend that Lukaku has withdrawn from their squad due to a hamstring problem.
The injury has prevented him from playing a single minute for his country during the international break.
— Belgian Red Devils (@BelRedDevils) November 17, 2018
United fans have been giving their reactions to the news on Twitter, and some have even made a joke at Lukaku’s expense.
A few suggested that the team would not be affected given how anonymous he has been in recent fixtures.
Alexis will be starting upfront for us right now. He’s a far better option in attack.
— James ? (@mufcszn) November 17, 2018
GOOD! What you sad for loool may as well play Smalling up top
— Matt. (@mattxmorton) November 17, 2018
— OW9?? (@9llyWebb) November 17, 2018
Luheskey been missing for a while now
— Kully Nijjar (@Erm_Kully) November 17, 2018
Needs a rest anyway. Should be rested for game v Palace
— Thomas Capstick (@CapstickThomas) November 17, 2018
First touch let him down causing the hamstring to go.
— Patrick Silke (@JFKKPOD) November 17, 2018
How do you injure yourself doing nothing?
— Carl Speakman (@CarlTSpeakman) November 17, 2018
The Red Devils have struggled to make an impact in the league this season as they currently sit seven points adrift of fourth and 12 behind leaders Manchester City.
Mourinho will be frustrated by the news given that Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba and Victor Lindelof also have injury problems.
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