Jose Mourinho reckons that his £75m striker is in poor form because of his boots.
Romelu Lukaku started the campaign in brilliant form for Manchester United, and has a respectable record of eight goals from 14 Premier League games so far this season. However, the Belgian striker has only scored once in his last 11 games, and couldn’t find the net against Watford on Tuesday night – despite being presented with an open goal in the second-half.
There are a couple of theories for why Lukaku is struggling. Rio Ferdinand reckons he is worried about Zlatan Ibrahimovic taking his spot and this has negatively affected his form.
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It could be argued that Lukaku has struggled within the framework of Mourinho’s tactics in some games, particularly against Spurs and Liverpool earlier this season when he was devoid of service.
Even the most ardent United fan will admit that the Belgian forward doesn’t have a great first touch or close control, he needs balls in behind a defence and the service hasn’t always been available over the last two months or so – especially after Paul Pogba suffered an injury and Henrik Mkhitaryan great form disappeared.
Others might argue that Lukaku is simply going through a poor spell, and it…