Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mata Admits He Is Fearful over Lukaku's Injury

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mata Admits He Is Fearful over Lukaku's Injury

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JUAN Mata says he hopes Romelu Lukaku's injury is 'nothing serious' as he hobbled off in the second half of the win against Arsenal.

The Belgium international was forced off shortly after the restart by a challenge from Konstantinos Mavropanos, and Marcus Rashford had to replace him.

And Mata was concerned about the 24-year-old being forced off, especially because of the impact he has had this season.

"The bad news was Lukaku's injury. He is (and he's been) a very important player for us this season, I hope it's nothing serious and he can recover soon," Mata wrote in his weekly blog.

Jose Mourinho was asked for an update on the severity of Lukaku's injury given the FA Cup final against Chelsea is just three weeks away.

"I don't know if he is going to be out," Mourinho said. …

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