Gary Neville sends message to Man United fans about 24-year-old

Gary Neville explains why he thinks that Romelu Lukaku will come good at Manchester United

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Former Manchester United star Gary Neville Photo: Sky Sports

Gary Neville has issued his backing for Romelu Lukaku and says he is expecting to see the Belgian striker come good at Manchester United.

It has been something of a tricky few weeks for the 24-year-old forward, with the summer signing having failed to score in his last seven appearances for Manchester United in all competitions.

Lukaku drew another blank on Sunday as Manchester United slumped to a disappointing 1-0 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League.

The Belgian forward initially made a strong start to life at Manchester United following his move to the club from Everton and has scored seven goals and made three assists in the Premier League so far this season.

However, he has come in for criticism in recent weeks for having less of an impact for the Red Devils.

But former Manchester United defender Neville has issued his backing for the forward and is tipping him to come good in the coming weeks and months.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Neville said: “Lukaku can sometimes look a little bit like he is drifting through games but then all of a sudden comes alive.

“He doesn’t do a lot of sprinting but when he does it’s powerful, strong, impactful.”

Lukaku will be aiming to help Manchester United get back to winning ways when the Red Devils take on Newcastle at Old Trafford in the Premier League after the international break on Saturday 18 November.

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