Romelu Lukaku is set to miss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first game in charge of Manchester United against Cardiff City on Saturday.
The former United striker was asked about the Belgian’s availability at his first press conference and revealed that the former Everton forward is likely to be missing.
When asked about the 25-year-old’s availability, Solskjaer told reporters: “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.”
Reports have claimed that Lukaku’s absence is due to compassionate leave and that the striker will also miss the visit of Huddersfield Town on Boxing Day.