Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is reportedly set to miss his side’s Premier League clash against West Ham United at the London Stadium on Thursday night as he continues to recover from an ankle injury, and Irons fans have been quick to react to the rumour.
The Red Devils centre-forward picked up the issue in the win against Arsenal last month, which meant that he sat out the 1-0 defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium last week.
The Manchester United editor for the Manchester Evening News, Samuel Luckhurst, tweeted on Monday that the Belgium international is still in Antwerp recovering and is unlikely to be involved, which should please the London Stadium faithful seeing as the 24-year-old has netted 11 goals in 13 appearances in total against them, including two in the 4-0 win on the opening day of this season.
West Ham supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the Lukaku injury update, and while one said “praise the lord”, another joked “…and he’ll still score against us”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Haydn Smith-Sheppard (@Hayds_) May 8, 2018
I bet he miraculously recovers 👀😂😂
— Nick Roper⚒ (@nickpaulroper1) May 8, 2018
No hard feelings but thank fxxk for that loves scoring against us!!
— Delboy (@IParsonson) May 8, 2018
…and he’ll still score against us 🤣
— Gary Haynes (@GaryHaynes64) May 8, 2018
— Ⓟⓗⓘⓛⓘⓟ 父 Ⓦⓘⓛⓚⓘⓝⓢⓞⓝ 父 (@PW57WHU) May 8, 2018
Praise the lord
— Alex (@CaptinTom) May 8, 2018
Thank god for that ! He always bloody scores
— Pete (@pete_whufc2003) May 8, 2018