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Mourinho hopeful about Lukaku’s injury, FA Cup final status

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United patts Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United on the head after he is taken off injured during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on April 29, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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Romelu Lukaku departed Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Arsenal in the 49th minute after being on the receiving end of a challenge from Konstantinos Mavropanos, but Manchester United’s $96-million striker should be fit and available when the Red Devils face Chelsea in the FA Cup final, according to manager Jose Mourinho.

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While Mourinho was more than a bit concerned by Lukaku’s uncharacteristic insistence that he couldn’t continue in the game, he implied that the injury was minor and wouldn’t affect his availability to face his former club in the May 19 final at Wembley Stadium — quotes from the AP:

“I don’t think it’s something, or I hope it’s not, that in this moment keeps him immediately out of a game that is in three weeks’ time. But I don’t know.

“He wants to play all the time. He is never tired and, when he has small things, he doesn’t care. He still wants to go. So, for him to say immediately, to change him, it is because he couldn’t play.

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