Romelu Lukaku will very much likely miss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s first game in charge of Manchester United as caretaker manager against Cardiff City.
The former United striker was asked about Lukaku's availability at a press conference and confirmed that the Belgian would be missing.
“Lukaku has had a couple of days off, I've not seen him yet and I've not seen Alexis because he's on his way back as well.
“I'm looking forward to seeing them.”
The Daily Mail have reported that the burly forward's absence is due to compassionate leave and that Lukaku will also miss the visit of Huddersfield Town on Boxing Day.
The news is an early blow for Solskjaer, who is now without the club's first-choice centre-forward, meaning Marcus Rashford is likely to start up front in Wales.
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