Lukaku competing to be fit for the derby after Manchester United suffered a blow from Sanchez

Romelu Lukaku in the race to be fit for the derby after the shot of Manchester United hit by Alexis Sanchez

  • Lukaku missed Juve and Bournemouth victories because of a hamstring injury
  • The striker came back to light before the Sunday derby at Etihad
  • Sanchez has reported a tension in his thigh during the Champions League victory in Turin

Chris Wheeler for MailOnline

Romelu Lukaku has returned to light training as he runs to be fit for the Manchester derby at Etihad on Sunday.

However, United is worried about injury after Alexis Sanchez reported a thigh problem in the stunning Champions League victory against Juventus in Turin.

Lukaku suffered a hamstring injury a week ago and lost victories on Juve and Bournemouth. United's striker of 75 million pounds had already paid the price for scoring only four goals in 14 appearances this season, after being knocked out by Jose Mourinho for the victory over Everton.

Romelu Lukaku has returned to light before the Manchester derby on Sunday

But Mourinho wants Lukaku's power against Manchester City in this weekend's Etihad derby and he will wait to see if the great Belgian will be able to prove his suitability in the next 24 hours. Give an update on the progress of the athlete on Friday lunchtime.

Mourinho admitted before the 2-1 victory over Juve who did not know if Lukaku would recover in time, but he understood that the twenty-five was able to take part in a light training in Carrington while his teammates were in the Champions League League duty.

Sanchez led the line in the absence of Lukaku but could also be a doubt for the derby after suffering a dead leg in Italy.

Alexis Sanchez suffered a thigh injury in the Champions League victory against Juventus in Turin

The Chilean was seen while applying ice to his thigh after starting at the 79th minute and was in a sense of discomfort.

At least Anthony Martial continues to progress after a turbulent summer that saw him fall with Mourinho and refuse to sign a new contract.

L & # 39; forward. 22, is now set to agree a new five-year agreement in conjunction with his resumption in the form, and was recalled to the French team on Thursday to face the Netherlands and Uruguay this month.


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