Jose Mourinho told why Man United signing Romelu Lukaku is struggling
Graeme Souness explains why Manchester United summer signing Romelu Lukaku is struggling
Graeme Souness has warned Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho that Romelu Lukaku needs better service to thrive at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils managed to see off competition from defending Premier League champions Chelsea to sign Lukaku in a £75m deal in the summer transfer window.
Lukaku scored seven goals in seven games in the Premier League to effortlessly make the transition to Manchester United from Everton.
However, the 24-year-old has failed to score in his last six games in all competitions to raise serious concerns about Mourinho’s summer signing.
Indeed, Lukaku failed to have an impact against Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur before he underwhelmed in a 1-0 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Alvaro Morata scored a 55th-minute winner in west London as Lukaku registered one shot on target which was saved comfortably by Thibaut Courtois.
Former Liverpool captain Souness told Mourinho to address the poor service to Lukaku if Manchester United want their summer signing to end his goal drought.
“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 last season in his final campaign at Everton.
The Red Devils are eight points behind current leaders Manchester City after 11 games in the Premier League.