Manchester United striker Lukaku sent for scan on foot injury

Romelu Lukaku is a doubt for Belgium's opening matches of its Euro 2020 qualifying campaign against Russia and Cyprus.

Romelu Lukaku has been sent for an MRI scan on a foot injury.   -  Getty Images

Romelu Lukaku has been sent for an MRI scan on a foot injury, the Belgium national team has confirmed.

Manchester United striker Lukaku was called up to Roberto Martinez's squad for the opening qualifiers of its Euro 2020 qualifying campaign, but missed training on Monday.

And Belgium confirmed on Twitter that the 25-year-old, who has scored 45 goals in 79 international appearances, has had a scan to determine the extent of the problem.

The Red Devils kick-off Group I with a home match against Russia at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels on Thursday, before travelling to face Cyprus in Nicosia on Sunday.

Should Lukaku not be fit, Martinez has Dries Mertens, Christian Benteke, Divock Origi and Michy Batshuayi as alternative striking options.

Former Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele and Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier have both pulled out of Belgium's squad due to injury.

Support Sportstar

Dear Reader,

Support our journalism — where text and pictures intermingle so seamlessly — and help us scale up your experience as the world changes around us. Your contribution is vital to our brand of uninfluenced, boots-on-the-ground reportage that’s worth your while. Clickbait sensationalism is not for us, but editorial independence is — we owe it to you.

  Dugout videos