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Why Romelu Lukaku misses Manchester United friendly against Perth Glory

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Romelu Lukaku has not been selected for Manchester United's pre-season friendly against Perth Glory
Romelu Lukaku has not been selected for Manchester Uniteds pre-season friendly against Perth Glory (Picture: Getty)

Romelu Lukaku has been rested with a small niggled and will miss the opening friendly of Manchester Uniteds pre-season campaign against Perth Glory.

The Belgium internationals future has been the subject of intense speculation all summer long, but the 26-year-old travelled with the rest of Ole Gunnar Solskjaers first team squad to Australia earlier this week.

Having slipped down the pecking order following Solskjaers appointment in December, Lukaku has grown increasingly disillusioned with life at Old Trafford and went on the record to air his desire to play in Serie A.

Inter and Antonio Conte are desperate to bring Lukaku to Italy but the Nerazzurri are struggling to come up with a financial package that would tempt United, who spent £75million on the former Everton striker, into selling.

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Lukaku missed a training session earlier this week with what was officially described as a little problem and instructed to take part in alternative gym-based training alongside Anthony Martial.

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