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Man United Worry As Romelu Lukaku Stretchered Off With Head Injury V Southampton

Romelu Lukaku was stretchered off early into Manchester United’s match with Southampton on Saturday, having clashed heads with visiting defender Wesley Hoedt.

Lukaku crashed into Hoedt as the pair contested an aerial challenge in the first half of the encounter at Old Trafford.

The Belgium international 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 to applause from the United fans with the score 0-0, to be replaced in the home attack by Marcus Rashford.

Lukaku, who joined United from Everton for £75 million in the close season, had started the campaign with 11 goals in 10 games but has struggled to maintain that form in the months since.

There has been little in the way of an update since Lukaku was take off early in the first half, but may need to be take to a nearby hospital if it is deemed necessary.

Man United have been looking to halt a recent slump that has seen them draw their last two matches against Burnley and Leicester, and saw Jose Mourinho’s side crash out of the Carabao Cup after a 2-1 defeat to Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

At the time of writing, it remains 0-0 at Old Trafford at half time.

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