Lukaku may only be fit for bench role in final - Jose

Lukaku may only be fit for bench role in final - Jose

Man United have been a dealt a blow ahead of their biggest match of the season that takes place later this month, after Jose Mourinho confirmed Romelu Lukaku is not certain to start the match.

The Manchester United striker revealed he did not enjoy his time under his former national team boss, who he believes never fully trusted him.

Romelu Lukaku and Marc Wilmots.

"I'm not as sad as I normally am when my players end their careers because he is going to be with us and even closer to me than he was as a player". I also play (Daley) Blind, (Eric) Bailly and (Juan) Mata.

'In that type of situation, you tell yourself "f*** off, leave me at home, don't pick me".

Lukaku made his Belgium senior debut as a 16-year-old starting in a 1-0 friendly defeat against Croatia in March 2010.

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The Manchester United striker played under Wilmots for four years at global level, though the country's golden generation failed to deliver success at two major tournaments during his reign.

Roberto Martinez took over after Wilmots' departure and successfully steered Belgium to this year's World Cup in Russian Federation.

JOSE MOURINHO'S FA Cup final conundrum continued last night as Manchester United failed to find their top form against West Ham at the London Stadium.

United have since gone two games without a goal and Mourinho is keen to have Lukaku back to play a part - any part - at Wembley.

The Red Devils and the Blues go head to head at Wembley next Saturday for the FA Cup final, and the duo both chose today to launch new shirts.

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