Manchester United face Championship high-flyers Bristol City in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup at Ashton Gate on Wednesday night, and Red Devils fans don’t want Romelu Lukaku to start.
Jose Mourinho’s men will hope to move a step closer to retaining the trophy they won back in February against the Robins, but the Portuguese boss may be tempted to shake his team up a little with the busy festive period still to come.
Lukaku has scored 15 goals in 26 appearances in all competitions for United since his move from Everton during the summer, and he has played the full 90 minutes in all 18 of their Premier League fixtures.
Man United supporters were quick to have their say on the 24-year-old via social media, and while one said “Lukaku must not play today” because he is needs a rest, another has urged Mourinho to “drop Lukaku and start Ibra”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
I hope Jose tries to rotate a bit as we will be having a lit of games in the coming weeks.
Man like Lukaku must not play today. He needs rest. Probably kick in Ibra, blind, shaw, Lindelof, Damian, Romero/Pereira, Pogba & Tominay
— Ojetokun kunle (@ojetokunkunle) December 20, 2017
I'd be very suprised if Lukaku doesnt get a rest tonight
— UNITED (@MyUnitedView) December 20, 2017
Tonight is a good time to rest lukaku and give zlatan his 1st start
— john (@johnmufc76) December 20, 2017
Hoping Lukaku & Matic get a rest from the matchday squad today. Both played so much football recently. #MUFC
— RyRy (@RyRyOc) December 20, 2017
— Gaurav (@gauravutd27) December 20, 2017
Lindelof Jones Rojo
Tuanzebe McTominay Pogba Shaw
I beg Lukaku doesn't start. He badly needs a rest. Especially with Leicester away coming up next.
— J (@SimplyLindelof) December 20, 2017
Drop lukaku and start ibra
— arran (@Azza2205) December 20, 2017