Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku avoids Premier League suspension

  • Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku avoids Premier League suspension

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku avoids Premier League suspension

The 24-year-old has more often made a decisive impact in the final third this term, with his eight goals in 13 Premier League matches, but Mourinho was also satisfied by Lukaku's work rate and defensive contribution as Chris Hughton's side made it hard for United in the 1-0 win.

The 54-year-old United manager added that, in the last minute of the match, Lukaku, "was fighting and running back like he was in the first minute".

The striker could also miss league matches against Watford and Arsenal.

Lukaku has made an impressive start to life at United following his £90m summer switch from Everton, plundering 12 goals in all competitions to be their leading scorer.

Mourinho is unconcerned about such a drought, however, praising Lukaku's work ethic after newly-promoted Brighton provided what he described as probably the toughest test his second-place team have had all season. The shot ended up finding the back of the net. "Some are capable of going to the limit of their efforts but others, even with a lot of talent, are not able to". And unfortunately not every player is the same. So Romelu, for me, (is) fantastic.

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku will face no action for his alleged kick at Brighton's Gaetan Bong, sources have told ESPN FC. "He didn't score, but I don't care".

For Watford, the win at Newcastle was their biggest away victory in the top flight since a 5-1 success at Chelsea in May 1986.

As for Man City, they rallied from 1-down at Huddersfield on Sunday to win the match 2-1.

Watford also face a testing run of games that includes a visit from Tottenham and a trip to fellow overachievers Burnley, but Silva has only eyes for United for now.

"We didn't see it at the time", he tweeted.

"We are not thinking about the next two or three games, we are thinking about the next".