Romelu Lukaku’s goals have dried up against big Premier League opponents

Romelu Lukaku


Romelu Lukaku still has to answer his ability to thrive in Manchester United’s biggest games according to Kevin Kilbane.

United signed Lukaku for £75 million from Everton and was able score seven times in seven games in the Premier League as his way of showing a great start at Old Trafford.

However, Lukaku’s goals have now dried up and could not connect to the net in recent weeks.

The expensive summer signing has without a goal in five outings after last weekend’s 1-0 loss to defending champions Chelsea.

The 24-year-old has also failed to find the net against teams like Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.

Former Everton defender thinks Lukaku is now facing serious questions about his big- game temperament following a series of disappointing performances.

Kevin Kilbane


“Lukaku had 24 touches but only one touch in the area. That’s another big game that has bypassed Lukaku.

“The question about him performing in bigger games will always be hanging over his head.”

Former England striker Alan Shearer, on the other hand, urged Lukaku to become more selfish when it comes to his goalscoring.

Romelu Lukaku


Jose Mourinho has refused to criticise Lukaku and asked fans to get behind the striker after signs of frustrations began for the Belgium international.

“When you’re on a barren spell, forget everything about going out wide, about coming deep, thinking I’m not getting a touch of the ball,” Shearer said on the BBC’s Match of the Day.

“It’s time to be selfish. Width of the 18-yard box, that’s what he’s got to think about. He isn’t going to score by running into corners.

“Let the people create the chances for you. He’s a goal-scorer and he’s getting judged on scoring goals.”


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