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United striker Romelu Lukaku will be sidelined for just a single week
following his head injury, according to Old Trafford boss Jose Mourinho
Lukaku, who has scored 15 times this season, was stretchered off
against Southampton on Saturday following a clash of heads with Wesley
That ruled Lukaku out of Monday's trip to his former club Everton and
he is set to be absent for the FA Cup third round tie with Derby on
Speaking prior to the Everton match, Mourinho told Sky Sports: "I would say a week (out for Lukaku).
"It's nothing really important - just a little protection, but no problem."
United's next Premier League game, at home to Stoke, isn't for 10
days after the Derby game, giving Lukaku time to return for that
Lukaku crashed into Southampton's Wesley Hoedt on December 30 as the
pair contested an aerial challenge early in the first half at Old
The Belgium striker lay prone on the pitch barely moving while he was treated by medical staff for five minutes.
Lukaku remained conscious and was eventually carried off wearing an oxygen mask.