Injured Lukaku out of Belgium-Iceland Nations League clash

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku only returned to action at the weekend, but Belgium have confirmed he has a hamstring injury.

Manchester United and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku   -  Getty Images

Romelu Lukaku will miss the Nations League clash with Iceland on Thursday due to injury, Belgium has confirmed. Lukaku returned from a muscle problem in United's Premier League defeat to rival Manchester City on Sunday, in which he won a penalty.

But, the striker, who has not scored for United since the middle of September, will be forced to sit out the game with Iceland at Stade Roi Baudouin in Brussels because of a hamstring injury.

Lukaku has hit four goals in Belgium's inaugural Nations League campaign, with Roberto Martinez's side top of League A Group 2.

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It is not known whether the 25-year-old will be available to face Switzerland on Sunday, with a place in the Nations League finals up for grabs.

Belgium only needs a point against Switzerland to guarantee its progress in the competition, regardless of its result on Thursday.