Jose Mourinho reveals Romelu Lukaku FA Cup final fitness fear

Romelu Lukaku is a major doubt for FA Cup final

The Belgian star is nearly entirely ruled out for the club's encounter against Watford on the final day of the Premier League season but there's hope he'll be fine for the cup competition.

United will be sweating over Lukaku's fitness as his presence at the top plays a huge role in the attack's success.

However, Mourinho is hopeful to have the striker in the squad for next weekend's final at Wembley Stadium. "We are waiting to see if he can play in the final - if not starting at least to be on the bench".

Lukaku is now in Belgium, receiving treatment on an ankle injury picked up in Manchester United's victory over Arsenal last month.

Lukaku arrived for a massive transfer fee of £75 million from Everton to Old Trafford and has scored 27 goals this season.

The pair were on the bench for Thursday's goalless draw at West Ham as Mourinho made eight changes - with the United boss set to shuffle his pack once again against the Hornets.

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Mourinho also revealed he was expecting the home crowd to give Michael Carrick, who will wear the captain's armband and is retiring after the game to join the club's backroom staff, a rousing reception. They may not play against West Ham either.

"Carrick is not going to end the match because I want him to leave that pitch alone".

"Carrick is going to start the match as captain, but he is not going to end the match because I want him to leave that pitch alone", Mourinho said.

Speaking to DHNet, Lukaku said: 'I knew I was going to play.

Mourinho will not field a young team against Watford, even though United are assured of second place behind champions Manchester City regardless of what unfolds on Sunday.

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