Ian Wright: How Man United can help Romelu Lukaku
The Arsenal legend suggests how Manchester United can help Romelu Lukaku to rediscover his goal-scoring form
Manchester United need to be more creative in midfield to help out Romelu Lukaku, Ian Wright says.
The Belgium international endured a tough October after a three-game goalless run against Liverpool, Huddersfield Town and Tottenham Hotspur.
Lukaku was unable to help Manchester United avoid a 1-0 loss to defending Premier League champions Chelsea in their last game before the international break.
Manchester United had only managed to score two goals in their last four Premier League outings as the Red Devils continue to struggle without Paul Pogba.
The Red Devils’ 1-0 loss left Jose Mourinho’s side eight points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City with 27 games to go in the title race before the visit of Newcastle on Saturday.
However, Pogba’s return for the Magpies clash helped Manchester United to secure a 4-1 win and Lukaku found the net for the first time in seven games.
Former Arsenal striker Wright believes Manchester United need to show more creativity in midfield to help Lukaku improve his form.
“I was disappointed with Man United. They’ve got more to offer,” Wright told Sky Sports.
“They should be more creative in midfield. Lukaku isn’t getting as many chances in games as he was when Pogba was playing at the start of the season.”
Lukaku moved to Manchester United in a £75m deal from Premier League rivals Everton in the summer transfer window.
The 24-year-old scored seven times in seven Premier League games before his seven-game goalless run.
Lukaku had one shot on target during Manchester United’s disappointing loss at the Premier League title holders.