The Belgian striker was off target once again in a meeting with Watford, leading his manager to suggest he will only score when paid the right money

Jose Mourinho has suggested that Romleu Lukaku needs a new boot deal in order to get back among the goals for Manchester United.

The Belgian striker opened the 2017-18 campaign in stunning form, with an immediate return offered on the Red Devils’ £75 million investment in his talent.

He has, however, endured something of a barren run of late, netting once in his last 11 appearances.

The 24-year-old drew a blank again in a 4-2 victory over Watford, with one gilt-edged opportunity to get him back on track squandered.

With his side not needing to rely on their big-money frontman to get the job done, Mourinho was in jovial mood after the game as he told reporters: “I think he needs a contract with boots because he doesn’t have a contract with any brand.

“That’s why he is playing with the black boots, he needs to be paid the right money so he goes back to goals but jokes apart he works amazingly well for the team.

“I would never blame him for the easy chance he missed with me he doesn’t have that pressure, amazing player, amazing professional, I couldn’t be happier with him.

“He finished the deal and now he’s waiting for the right offer!”

United appeared to be in complete control of their meeting with Watford after racing into a three-goal lead by half-time.

They were, however, to be pegged back to 3-2 before a…

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