Saturday , October 23 2021

Soccer: Man United de Lukaku out of Juve with injury, Football News and Top Stories


MANCHESTER, England (REUTERS): Striker Romelu Lukaku was expelled from Manchester United's Champions League game in Juventus due to a muscle injury and it is also a doubt for Manchester United's Sunday derby with Manchester City, said manager Jose Mourinho .

Lukaku, who has four goals for United this season and failed to score his club since mid-September, missed the trip last Saturday to Bournemouth with a muscle injury.

"(Lukaku is) wounded for tomorrow and we do not know it for Sunday," Mourinho said at a news conference in Turin before the Champions League showdown on Wednesday (November 7).

The match in Turin on Wednesday deepens Cristiano Ronaldo from Juve against the team that played from 2003-09.

The leaders of Serie A are Juventus the first of Group H in nine points, with United the second in four.

Mourinho said that his team had to learn lessons from home defeat by 1-0 to the Italian champion and try to start on the front.

"We work every day … but the reality is that we usually do not start the matches well, but if we do not start well and we're done well, it's fine," he added.

"It's great fun for the fans, but football is 90 minutes and especially when your opponent is strong, if you give 45 minutes of advantage, or up to 20 or even 10, you have a mountain to climb.

"The good news is that lately, in addition to the (last) game of Juventus, we have been strong enough to climb the mountain and change the game in the last minutes. When you play against a super team, tomorrow, if you give an edge. difficult to climb the mountain ".

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