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Man Utd boost after Lukaku ankle scan results

Romelu Lukaku is due in court today in Los Angeles over an arrest for an excessive noise complaint in Beverly Hills in July

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku handed both his club and the Belgian national team a boost after a scan dispelled fears he had sustained ankle ligament damage. It's unclear if Lukaku will now feature in those games but the report claims that the injury is understood to be the same one that threatened to rule him out of the Palace game at the weekend and was picked up in a United training session on Friday.

Belgium, who have already confirmed their place at next summer's World Cup, face Bosnia Herzegovina and Cyprus in the coming days.

He missed sessions at the Belgian Football Centre on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, instead following an individual training programme.

The KBVB insisted that it was too early to determine whether or not the 24-year-old would be available for final Group H games against Bosnia and Cyprus.

"We have to be patient", Belgium manager Roberto Martinez said.

"Lukaku wants to play".

The ten most expensive players entered Ousmane Dembele ("Barcelona", +45.0 m), Alex oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool +31,7), Neymar (PSG +28,4), Marcus Rashford ("Manchester United", +26,8), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester city, +25,6), Mohammed Salah ("Liverpool", +25,2) and Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan, +25,2).

He added: "At the moment, Romelu is working separately", Martinez told a news conference on Wednesday. 'It's his decision to play him or not to play him.

"It's a period of season that is really, really busy".

United's next Premier League match will be against Liverpool when the Premier League returns following the global break on October 14.

Lukaku has made a significant impact since swapping Goodison Park for Old Trafford three months ago in a deal worth an initial £75m ($99.4m), scoring no fewer than 11 goals in his first 10 appearances for United.