With an illustrious campaign at the just concluded World Cup, big striker Romelu Lukaku is expected to back to United folds in the coming days as revealed by Jose Mourinho.
According to Independent, the 25-year-old is entitled to three consecutive weeks of holiday at the end of the season but, like team-mates Marcus Rashford and Phil Jones, will report back early.
After a topsy-turvy pre-season tour, and not so much activity in the transfer market, Mourinho has urged his first team stars back as the new season kicks off in August.
The talismanic manager told reporters “Rashford, Jones and Lukaku – they gave to the group and to the team three days of their holidays. They’re coming back three days early to try and be available for the team,”
“With the fantastic spirit we have in the majority of the players – I repeat, in the majority of the players, we have a fantastic spirit – we go with everything we have to the Premier League.”
“Let’s look at it from a positive side and wait for [Victor] Lindelof, Rashford, Lukaku and Jones, which are going to be four important players for us, not prepared but they will be back and that’s the spirit we need.
“I think our first two or three weeks in the Premier League – Leicester, Brighton, Tottenham – I think these two weeks are going to be really hard for us because we didn’t prepare for that and that’s what it is.”
United kicks off their premier league campaign against Leicester City.