Romelu Lukaku misses Manchester United training as Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba show unity
Romelu Lukaku missed Manchester United training on Tuesday as Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba offered a public display of unity.
Out-of-form striker Lukaku was dropped for United’s victory over Everton 10 days ago.
Mourinho explained Lukaku’s absence from the squad that beat Bournemouth 2-1 at the weekend was down to an injury sustained last week and said the forward would be assessed following the game at the Vitality stadium.
Antonio Valencia and Marouane Fellaini did take part in training at Carrington, ahead of flying out to Turin for their Champions League Group H match against Juventus on Wednesday.
Valencia has been sidelined for a month while Fellaini picked up an injury on international duty with Belgium in October.
There was some contrast in Pogba’s entrance to United training from when Sky Sports News cameras captured a frosty exchange between the pair in late September, which followed the player being stripped of the vice-captaincy.
Instead, there was a handshake and a pat on the back from Mourinho this time.
Marcus Rashford also gave Sky Sports News reporter Vinny O’Connor a demonstration of his shooting practice.
He aimed a long-range kick which caught O’Connor during the reporter’s live interview on Sky.
Watch that and Mourinho’s warm reception for Pogba by clicking on the video above.
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