Romelu Lukaku

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said Romelu Lukaku has returned to training and is being assessed ahead of Sunday’s derby against Manchester City.

Lukaku missed United’s last two games – late comebacks on the road against Bournemouth and Juventus – through injury.

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Mourinho, speaking at his Friday news conference, said: “Lukaku is training with the team this morning.

“If the answer is positive – and we have of course one more session tomorrow – he is ready. In this moment, I can only say that he trains with the team,” Mourinho said.

Lukaku was dropped by Mourinho in the 2-1 win against his former side Everton at Old Trafford two weeks ago – the last game he featured in before sustaining the injury.