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Southampton 2-2 Manchester United: Romelu Lukaku scores in St Mary's draw

Southampton 2-2 Manchester United: Romelu Lukaku scores in St Mary's draw

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Manchester United are lacking in "mad dogs" in midfield, manager Jose Mourinho said after his side recovered from a terrible start but were still held to a disappointing draw at struggling Southampton.Mourinho's side were facing an embarrassing defeat early on as the Saints went into a 2-0 lead inside the opening 20 minutes.Marcus Rashford inspired a comeback before half-time, with two goals in six minutes from Romelu Lukaku and Ander Herrera earning the visitors a point, but it was another unconvincing display. Mourinho - who played two midfielders in a back three because of injury problems - bemoaned his side's inability to take control of the match."It doesn't matter the system we play," M...
Belgium 4-1 Costa Rica: Lukaku stars in Red Devils' final pre-World Cup win, but Eden Hazard limps off

Belgium 4-1 Costa Rica: Lukaku stars in Red Devils' final pre-World Cup win, but Eden Hazard limps off

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Hazard picked up a knock and was substituted on 70 minutes Monday, June 11, 2018 Romelu Lukaku starred for Belgium with two goals and an assist as the Red Devils ran out 4-1 winners in their final pre-World Cup friendly against Costa Rica on Monday night. The main worrying moment of the night for England's Group G opponents came when Eden Hazard limped off after picking up a knock with 20 minutes left to play. Hazard struggled after a rash challenge clipped his boot, however it only appeared a minor issue as he managed to make it off the pitch unaided. Costa Rica took the lead through captain Bryan Ruiz after 24 minutes, but were behind by half time as Dries Mertens and Romelu Lukaku responded. In the second half, Lukaku furthered B...
'Why always Lukaku? You know why now' – Mourinho takes swipe at fringe players

'Why always Lukaku? You know why now' – Mourinho takes swipe at fringe players

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was scathing about some of his fringe players as they lost 1-0 to Brighton.Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial started in a front three following injuries to top scorer Romelu Lukaku and January signing Alexis Sanchez."For 10 months I get asked 'why always Lukaku? Why always Lukaku? Why always this player?'" Mourinho said."'That guy doesn't have a chance to start, the other one is on the bench'. You know why now."Belgium international Lukaku has played the entire 90 minutes in 30 Premier League games this season, scoring 16 times. He suffered an ankle injury against Arsenal last weekend and Sanchez had a knock - but Mourinho hopes they can both return for the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday, 19 May. Media playback...
Manchester United 0-0 Southampton: Ibrahimovic out for a month while Lukaku sustains worrying injury

Manchester United 0-0 Southampton: Ibrahimovic out for a month while Lukaku sustains worrying injury

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Jose Mourinho revealed striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be sidelined for a month after Manchester United's goalless draw with Southampton.The Swede went off at half-time in United's Boxing Day clash with Burnley but Mourinho did not divulge the nature of his injury."Zlatan one month out," Mourinho told BT Sport when asked about United's striking options in light of the head injury sustained by Romelu Lukaku during Saturday's Old Trafford game against the Saints.Lukaku was carried off on a stretcher wearing an oxygen mask early on after a clash of heads and United could not break down a stubborn Southampton side in his absence as they slipped to third in the Premier League.The Belgium striker headed over a glorious chance before he was forced off and the hosts had two penalty appeals for ha...
Kick It Out wants 'racist' Lukaku chant stopped

Kick It Out wants 'racist' Lukaku chant stopped

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Anti-discrimination group Kick It Out has contacted Manchester United to ask them to stop the club's fans singing a "racist" chant about Romelu Lukaku.It says the lyrics, about the size of the Belgium striker's penis, are "offensive and discriminatory"."Racist stereotypes are never acceptable, irrespective of any intention to show support for a player," said Kick It Out.Manchester United say they will liaise with Kick it Out on the matter.The Old Trafford club are also waiting to learn whether the chant is regarded as racist for criminal purposes and is therefore actionable.A United blog has already asked the club's fans to refrain from the song."It's a cheap and insulting stereotype that has no place in this day and age," United fan Scott Patterson wrote in a post on The Republik of Mancu...