Romelu Lukaku absent from Manchester United due to collision with Bournemouth due to injury
Matt Storey for Mailonline
Romelu Lukaku is out of the Manchester United squad due to a collision with Bournemouth due to injury.
The Belgian was knocked out of the squad last Sunday for United's win against Everton and was not named in his squad for Saturday's midday kick-off
Last season's win at Bournemouth was the only time Lukaku did not play in the Premier League when he was fit – but that was the FA Cup semi-final against Spurs, which took place three days later.
Romelu Lukaku has injured himself in training and is not in Manchester United's squad
Alexis Sanchez starts in the middle for Jose Mourinho's side against Bournemouth
However, his absence this weekend is due to an injury he sustained in training on Friday afternoon – so he did not travel with the squad.
Mourinho hinted that the 25-year-old, who scored four goals in ten Premier League matches this season, would have scored more goals than any of his past nine games if he had been fit.
"Yesterday in training [Friday]After the press conference, he felt something that needs to be investigated in the coming days, "Mourinho told BT Sport.
"So Lukaku did not come and we decided to start with Alexis [Sanchez], '
The Chilean started in the middle of the first three alongside Anthony Martial and Juan Mata, with Marcus Rashford falling on the bench.
The Manchester United boss hinted that Lukaku would have started if he was fit