Risking the Wrath of Jose
Tonight the international break comes to a close, with the last of the World Cup qualifiers.
One of the fixtures scheduled to be played will see Belgium take on Cyprus.
Here at Vital Manchester United we`d describe the fixture as something akin to a dead rubber.
Belgium, to their credit, were amongst the first teams to qualify for the 2018 World Cup Finals, in Russia, whilst Cyprus simply go through the motions every four years knowing that qualification is just a distant dream.
Therefore, with it being a 'nothing` match, you`d have thought that the Belgium manager, Roberto Martinez, might heed the words of the club managers, especially Jose Mourinho.
Ahead of this latest international break, Jose asked that Romelu Lukaku be wrapped in cotton wool and used sparingly, even more so when you consider he turned up for international duty with a minor ankle knock.
But, having missed the first game of the break, against Bosnia and Herzegovina, it seems that Martinez is intent on playing the powerful striker tonight, with the former Everton boss remarking to the media that Romelu is,
"100% fit to face Cyprus."
With Marouane Fellaini having already picked up an injury whilst on international duty in this break, if anything were to happen to Lukaku, against the minnows of Cyprus, I`d love to be able to hear the subsequent conversation between Mourinho and Martinez.