Romelu Lukaku leaves pitch on stretcher with an oxygen mask after sickening clash of heads with Wesley Hoedt

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MANCHESTER UNITED had a scary moment when Romelu Lukaku needed oxygen on the Old Trafford pitch.

After a clash of heads in the ninth minute with Southampon’s Wesley Hoedt, the £75m striker was taken off on a stretcher.

Romelu Lukaku was left out cold momentarily after a clash of heads
Romelu Lukaku was left out cold momentarily after a clash of heads
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The Belgian striker was carried off with an oxygen mask in a frightening moment
The Belgian striker was carried off with an oxygen mask in a frightening moment
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Romelu Lukaku clashed heads with Wesley Hoedt at Old Trafford
Romelu Lukaku clashed heads with Wesley Hoedt at Old Trafford
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Lukaku had hardly moved for minutes with Man United medical staff huddled around him for minutes.

He was seen by television cameras blinking, but a doctor held his head while he was lifted onto the stretcher.


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The 24-year-old was strapped in and carried off wearing an oxygen mask to a warm ovation from the Old Trafford fans.

Marcus Rashford came on to replace the Belgian forward early in the Premier League fixture.

BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey tweeted that Lukaku had not been taken to hospital and was being treated at the stadium.

Romelu Lukaku was carefully lifted onto a stretcher and strapped in
Romelu Lukaku was carefully lifted onto a stretcher and strapped in
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Jesse Lingard was quick to rush over and check on Lukaku after he went down.

Manchester United are yet to provide an update on Lukaku’s condition after the incident.

Medical staff rushed to attend to Romelu Lukaku
Medical staff rushed to attend to Romelu Lukaku
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Jesse Lingard checks on his team-mate, who was left grounded by the collision
Jesse Lingard checks on his team-mate, who was left grounded by the collision
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Romelu Lukaku left the field to a warm ovation from Old Trafford fans
Romelu Lukaku left the field to a warm ovation from Old Trafford fans
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