Man United's Romelu Lukaku escapes FA action over Gaetan Bong clash


During a keenly fought encounter at Old Trafford, Lukaku appeared to kick out at Brighton's Cameroonian defender Gaetan Bong.

The £75million forward will not face any retrospective action for the incident during United's 1-0 win.

The incident was not included in referee Neil Swarbrick's match report and, after reviewing video footage, an FA panel failed to come to a unanimous verdict, meaning the 24-year-old will not be charged.

Although still comfortably United's top scorer with 12 goals to his name in 20 appearances across all competitions to date, the Belgium global, a £75m ($100.3m) summer arrival from Everton, has now netted in only one of his last 10 appearances at club level - a late effort in the 4-1 comeback defeat of Newcastle United on 18 November.

"The way Romelu wins the corner for the goal, the way Romelu ends the game-making tackles in the left-back position - that is the mentality I want". And unfortunately not every player is the same.

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There is no pressure on Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku to rediscover his goalscoring form as the Belgian's relentless work rate makes up for it, club manager Jose Mourinho has said.

Lukaku could get a three-match domestic ban for violent conduct, which would rule him out of the home derby against Manchester City on 10 December.

MANCHESTER UNITED go away to Watford in the Premier League on Tuesday - here is our predicted lineup for the Red Devils. So Romelu, for me, (is) fantastic.

United next visit Watford, who are eighth on the league table after an impressive 3-0 win at Newcastle United on Saturday. "Didn't score, I don't care".