Jose Mourinho warned Man United signing isn’t ‘untouchable’
Arsenal legend Martin Keown doesn't believe Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku should be 'untouchable'
Martin Keown has warned Jose Mourinho that Manchester United signing Romelu Lukaku shouldn’t be untouchable in the Red Devils team.
The Belgium international became the second-most expensive signing in Manchester United’s history following a £75m switch to Old Trafford from Premier League rivals Everton in the summer.
Lukaku scored 10 times in nine games in the Premier League and the Champions League to make a brilliant start to his Red Devils career despite concerns about his ability to lead the line for a title challenger.
The 24-year-old centre-forward has failed to score in eight of their last nine games with his only goal coming in a 4-1 win over Newcastle United at Old Trafford earlier this month.
Mourinho insisted he wouldn’t drop Lukaku after the Belgian failed to score for his third successive game in a 1-0 win against title rivals Tottenham Hotspur last month.
However, former Arsenal legend Keown believes Lukaku shouldn’t be “untouchable” despite his big-money move in the summer transfer window.
“When Mourinho was at Chelsea the first time, he had untouchable players who were the first names on the team sheet,” Keown told the Daily Mail.
“Lukaku could be one of those at United, but not in this form. He looks a bit lost.”
Manchester United signed Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic in a £40m deal from the defending champions back in August.
The Red Devils snapped up Sweden international Victor Lindelof from Portuguese outfit Benfica in the summer.