Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku is ruled out for seven days, manager Jose Mourinho has said.
The Belgian forward, who has scored 15 times this season, had played each moment in the Premier League before being taken off on a stretcher against Southampton on Saturday following a clash of heads with Wesley Hoedt.
That ruled out Lukaku of Monday’s trip to his previous club Everton and he looks set to miss FA Cup third-round tie with Derby on Friday as well.
Speaking prior match-day with the Toffees, Mourinho disclosed to Sky Sports: ‘I would state seven days (out for Lukaku).
‘It’s nothing really serious – just a little bit of protection, but no issue.’
There are 10 days between Derby’s visit to Old Trafford and United’s Premier League home clash with Stoke, when Lukaku might be available again.