Lukaku “Fit Again” After Ankle Knock- Vertonghen

The Belgian international suffered a slight injury during the International break, but his Belgian colleague says he is ready for Premier League resumption.

Romelu Lukaku is “back and fit again”, according to Jan Vertonghen, with the Manchester United striker ready for a crunch tie with Liverpool.

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The Manchester United striker nursed a slight ankle complaint during the International break, keeping him out of a 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Bosnia Herzegovina.

He however returned to playing duty for a meeting with Cyprus, and he scored in a convincing 4-0 win.

Fellow countryman Vertonghen is convinced that the 24-year-old has shaken off any fitness issues and is raring to go ahead of the resumption of Premier League action this weekend.

The Tottenham defender told reporters on Lukaku: “The goal he got against Cyprus was so typical, a ball in behind and he brushed defenders off and smashed the ball into the net. I am sure he will be fine for Manchester United at the weekend.

“He used the first week with us to get fit. He was injured, I spoke to him and his ankle wasn’t in good shape but he has used the time well to recover and he is back and fit again.”

Lukaku’s effort against Cyprus was his 16th of the season for club and country.

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