Graeme Souness: This is why Man United summer signing is struggling
The Liverpool legend offers an explanation for Romelu Lukaku's recent struggles at Manchester United
Romelu Lukaku is struggling as a result of Manchester United’s poor service to the striker, according to Graeme Souness.
The Red Devils lost 1-0 to defending champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in Alvaro Morata’s 55th-minute header before the international break.
The defeat left Manchester United eight points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City after 11 games.
The 20-time English champion signed Lukaku in a £75m deal from Everton in the summer transfer window.
The 24-year-old scored seven times in seven Premier League games before his six-game goalless run.
Lukaku had one shot on target during Manchester United’s disappointing loss at the Premier League title holders.
However, Paul 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.
The Belgian forward has faced continued criticism of his performances against Manchester United’s biggest rivals.
Former Liverpool captain Souness believes Manchester United need to improve their support of Lukaku.
“Lukaku is struggling because he’s not getting the service he needs,” Souness told Sky Sports.
“He wants to get in a race with people. No-one is delivering that kind of pass to him. The creative spark is missing.”
Lukaku scored 25 times in 36 games in the Premier League so far this season.
The Red Devils haven’t won the Premier League since 2013.