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Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United celebrates during the 2019 English Premier League season. Photo: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Lukaku in doubt for Wolves clash, Jones set to return

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has fresh injury concerns ahead of the FA Cup quarterfinal with Wolves.

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Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United celebrates during the 2019 English Premier League season. Photo: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Romelu Lukaku’s fitness will be assessed at the last minute ahead of Manchester United’s FA Cup quarter-final at Wolves on Saturday.

In some better news for United fans Jesse Lingard and Ander Herrera have been training this week and Phil Jones has recovered from the illness that prevented him from travelling to Paris with the squad last week.

Jones hasn’t played since the 3-0 Premier League win over Fulham at Craven Cottage on 9 February because of an injury, his return was futhered delayed by a viral infection.

Versatile veteran winger Ashley Young will be suspended after picking up his second yellow card in the FA Cup in the 2-0 win over Chelsea in the last round.

Speaking to MUTV on Friday, Solskjaer said: “We’re still getting players [back]

“They’ve been training better this week so Jesse [Lingard] and Ander [Herrera] have been training. Rom has a sore foot so he will be assessed this morning [Friday] so let’s see if he can join in. Phil Jones is back so we’re looking stronger.”

“Mason [Greenwood] has been ill, so he’s not trained this week. He might be training this morning so let’s see how he is.”

Solskjaer intimated that David de Gea’s understudy Sergio Romero will continue his run of starts in goal in the FA Cup having acquitted himself well to date.

The coach added: “Sergio [Romero] been absolutely fantastic and he must have the world record for clean sheets in the percentage of games he’s played. He’s kept nine [clean sheets] in the last 11 games, or something like that, in the FA Cup so that’s fantastic.”

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has the luxury of a fully fit squad to select from as they bid to make a rare visit to Wembley.

Ryan Bennett will be suspended for the club’s next two Premier League games but is available for the cup campaign.

Wolves host Manchester United in Saturday’s FA Cup quarterfinal with kick off at 21:55 SAST.