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Romelu Lukaku gives injury update ahead of Manchester Uniteds FA Cup final against Chelsea

Romelu Lukaku gives injury update ahead of Man Utd's FA Cup final vs Chelsea
Romelu Lukaku says his recovery is going faster than expected. (REX/Shutterstock)

Romelu Lukaku has issued a positive injury update ahead of Manchester Uniteds FA Cup final against Chelsea.

The striker was forced off in the second half of Uniteds 2-1 win over Arsenal eight days ago with an ankle injury and missed the 1-0 defeat to Brighton on Friday evening.

Lukaku is currently in Antwerp where he is attending the Move to Cure run by Lieven Maesschalck, the head physio of Belgiums national team.

United, meanwhile, travel to West Ham on Thursday before hosting Watford at Old Trafford in their final Premier League game of the season.

Jose Mourinhos side will then finish their campaign with an FA Cup final against Chelsea on May 19.

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Lukaku suffered an ankle injury against Arsenal. (PA Wire)

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And Lukaku is optimistic that he will be available for the fixture against his former club at Wembley.

When asked about his progress, Lukaku told HLN: ”It goes faster than expected, as always.

Lukaku is also expected to be fully fit for Belgiums World Cup campaign this summer.

Roberto Martinezs side will face England, Tunisia and Panama in Group G.

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