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Horrible scenes at Old Trafford as Romelu Lukaku is left unconscious on the pitch

There were very worrying scenes on the pitch as the striker was left unconscious on the pitch from an aerial challenge.

Our thoughts go out to Romelu Lukaku and his family.

The big Belgian striker was left prone on the Old Trafford pitch after an aerial clash with Southampton’s Wesley Hoedt.

The game was stopped for five minutes as Lukaku received treatment from several medical staff.


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No one wants to see this

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No one wants to see this

He was left with a vacant stare as he lay on the pitch after a clash of head’s with Hoedt.

It looked very worrying for Lukaku as he was carried off on a stretcher in a neck brace and being given oxygen.

Pogba was clearly shocked

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Pogba was clearly shocked

The collision occurred in the eighth minute after the Saints had dominated the opening exchanges.

Lukaku had earlier missed a free header on the six yard line which flew over the bar.


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Lukaku was given an oxygen mask as he left the pitch

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Lukaku was given an oxygen mask as he left the pitch

Marcus Rashford came on as a replacement but it could spell bad news for Jose Mourinho if Lukaku is ruled out for an extended period.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic wasn’t included in the Man United matchday squad, but he will expect to get some more game time with Lukaku on the sidelines.

Everyone in football will be hoping that Lukaku makes a full and speedy recovery as it looked like he was badly concussed from the clash.

Lukaku was put into a stretcher by the medical team

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Lukaku was put into a stretcher by the medical team

There should also be applause for the way the medical staff treated the situation.

Get well soon Rom.