Romelu Lukaku returns to Manchester United training following post-World Cup break

Romelu Lukaku returned to Manchester United training for the first time this season since being given a lengthy break following his World Cup campaign with Belgium.

The striker was pictured driving into Carrington as he linked back up with Jose Mourinho’s squad for a pre-season training session on Monday.

Lukaku was afforded extra time off by United after his country Belgium’s run to third place at the 2018 World Cup this summer in Russia. Also pulling into United’s training ground on Monday was midfielder Nemanja Matic, who offered a thumbs up ahead of the Red Devils’ pre-season training session.

He was joined by the likes of Marcus Rashford, Phil Jones and Sergio Romero as United players began gearing up for the start of the Premier League season

United take part in the 2018-19 Premier League curtain-raiser on Friday night when they host Leicester at Old Trafford in the first match of the new season.

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