Manchester United stars gear up for FA Cup final showdown with Chelsea as Romelu Lukaku arrives at Carrington in a bid to prove his fitness
- Manchester United stars arrive at Carrington for training on Tuesday afternoon
- Romelu Lukaku was chauffeured to training as he looks to recover from his injury
- Lukaku is in a race against time to prove he is fit to face Chelsea in FA Cup final
- Jose Mourinho will be hoping to have the 25-year-old back for this Saturday’s tie
Striker Romelu Lukaku was chauffeured to training on Tuesday but remains a doubt to face his old side as continues to recover from an ankle injury while the club wait anxiously to see if his fitness improves.
Lukaku limped out of United’s 2-1 win against Arsenal in late April and was assured he would make a full recovery in time for the final with the Blues.
Romelu Lukaku arrives at Carrington as Man United gear up for FA Cup final with Chelsea
Lukaku was chauffeured to training on Tuesday as he continues to recover from his ankle injury
The 25-year-old decided to undergo his rehabilitation in Brussels but the prolific forward is now back in England for training.
Manager Jose Mourinho will be desperate to have his main striker back after recently hitting out at Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.
The French forward is also a fitness concern for Mourinho, who confirmed he picked up a knee injury before the game against Watford.
A cool-looking Alexis Sanchez arrives at Carrington ahead of United’s Tuesday training session
The Chilean forward arrived for training in his Bentley ahead of his United team-mates
‘Anthony, I have to wait a bit for more. It’s his knee,’ United boss Jose Mourinho told reporters.
‘He was injured in the Friday training session and yesterday (Saturday) he couldn’t train. He had treatment in the morning at the training ground and he stayed away.
‘I’m waiting for the doctor but when it’s impossible to play today (Sunday), I have my doubts (for the Cup final).’
Talk that Martial was at Old Trafford on Sunday but left after some kind of fallout was dismissed by Mourinho.
Juan Mata smiles and waves for the cameras as he bids to be in the starting XI against Chelsea
Eric Bailly will be hoping to keep his place in defence after performing well against Watford
Jesse Lingard arrives at Carrington on Tuesday ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final with the Blues
The Old Trafford chief also said: ‘Let’s wait and see, also for Romelu. I know he will be back on Tuesday.’
Alexis Sanchez, another forward that has failed to step up in place of the injured Belgian striker, was also pictured arriving for United’s training session.
David De Gea, Jesse Lingard and Antonio Valencia all arrived shortly after as Mourinho will put his squad through their paces as he looks to win United’s only piece of silverware this season.