JOSE MOURINHO has revealed that Romelu Lukaku was dropped from the squad due to an damage.
The striker didn’t journey with the crew to face Bournemouth and he’s anticipated to be assessed within the subsequent few days.
Talking earlier than the match, the Reds boss advised BT Sport: “Lukaku yesterday in coaching after the press convention, he felt one thing that wanted to be studied within the subsequent few days.
“So Lukaku has not come and we determined to start out with Alexis.”
Issues had been raised when Mourinho’s squad had been noticed boarding the flight to the South Coast with out Lukaku on Friday.
The 25-year-old began on the sidelines towards Everton final week earlier than he was launched within the 65th minute.
However he has struggled for type of late, with simply 4 targets in 14 video games in all competitions.
Mourinho didn’t launch any additional particulars in regards to the severity of the damage and has opted to start out Alexis Sanchez.
Lukaku has remained the first-choice striker at Previous Trafford this season regardless of not discovering the online since September 15.
However Sanchez will lead the road towards the Cherries alongside Anthony Martial and Juan Mata.
Mourinho was requested whether or not Lukaku would begin in the course of the pre-match press convention on Friday morning.
And he merely replied: “Why do not you ask him?”.