Thierry Henry poses question about new Man United signing
The Arsenal legend admits he does have one concern about Romelu Lukaku at Manchester United ahead of the new season
Thierry Henry says his only question about Romelu Lukaku is whether the striker can adapt to life at Manchester United quickly.
The Belgium international is Manchester United’s marquee signing of the summer transfer window following his £75m switch from Everton back in July.
Lukaku opted to move to Old Trafford ahead of the chance to return to his former club Chelsea to link up with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.
The 24-year-old scored 25 goals in 36 games in the Premier League last season to underline his status as one of the division’s leading strikers.
Lukaku has faced questions about his ability to perform on the biggest stage after the striker left Chelsea to move to Everton in 2014.
While Henry is confident the Manchester United signing will prove a success, the Arsenal legend believes Lukaku will have to adapt to playing against negative teams.
“The only question is how long it takes him to adapt. He’s not going to be facing the same type of opposition at the weekends,” Henry told Sky Sports.
“He is going to have to develop a part of his game that maybe people have questioned in the past. Can he play in the final third when the opposition sit deep?
“It will be a change for him, but I wasn’t the same player at 24 as I was at 28. It comes with the habit of playing in that kind of situation, of playing with better players.”
Manchester United have signed Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic and Everton striker Lukaku.
The Red Devils finished in sixth place in the Premier League table last season but still got their hands on the EFL Cup and the Europa League.
The north London side lost 2-1 to Real Madrid in the Uefa Cup Super final on Tuesday night.