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Mourinho refuses to confirm Lukaku for FA Cup final clash

FA Cup By: Linus Onyeze | 18/05/2018

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Jose Mourinho has refused to confirm Romelu Lukaku for the FA Cup final against Chelsea as he says he will wait until the last minute to decide if the striker would be fit enough to play the match.

Lukaku has not played in United’s last three Premier League games of the season after damaging ankle ligaments in the win over Arsenal last month, with United scoring just once in his absence and the Belgian has been undergoing treatment in Antwerp and only returned to training this week when United travelled south to use Watford’s facilities ahead of the Wembley clash.

And the United boss said on Friday that he will give Lukaku as long as possible to prove his fitness after confirming that Anthony Martial has recovered from a knee injury.

“Martial is fit and Lukaku we have to wait until the last moment,” said Mourinho. “I don't want to lie to you and say he doesn't play and then he plays, so Lukaku we have to wait.”

Mourinho also dismissed suggestions that United’s season hinges on lifting the FA Cup after finishing a distant second to City in the title race.

“People can do what they want,’ he added. ‘You can analyse the way you want to analyse and I can analyse the way I want, so everyone is free to go in the direction you want to go.

“Of course, it makes a difference but one thing is to make a difference and to consider good or bad because of one match. When I analyse the work I did and the effort I put in and everything we all did in the club, and that includes the most important persons in the club which are the players, I'm not going to analyse them because of one very important match.

“But I know the effort, the negative things and I'm not going to change my analysis of the season because of one match, not at all.

“Tomorrow after the game is goodbye. We are not going to see each other for about two months. A holiday for some and the dream and the motivation of the World Cup for others.

“So to be here for three days is good. The weather is nice, the place is nice, thank you so much to Watford Football Club for letting us use their facilities for two training sessions.

“Everything is relaxed and calm and we enjoy to be together and as I was saying tomorrow after the match is goodbye.”
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