Romelu Lukaku told to draw inspiration from Man United legend ahead of Arsenal clash
The Man United legend believes Romelu Lukaku should look at Mark Hughes' example
Romelu Lukaku should draw inspiration from Manchester United legend Mark Hughes ahead of Saturday evening’s trip to Arsenal, according to Paul Ince.
The Belgium international has been criticised for his lack of goals over the past couple of months following an eye-catching start to his Manchester United career.
The Red Devils signed Lukaku in a £75m deal from Premier League rivals Everton in the summer transfer window after Manchester United managed to see off competition from Premier League champions Chelsea.
Lukaku scored 10 times in his first nine games in all competitions at Manchester United to seemingly dispel doubts about his ability to shine at a top Premier League club.
However, the 24-year-old has only managed to score one goal in his last 10 appearances in all competitions to raise questions about Lukaku’s mental strength.
The Belgian forward’s last goal came in a 4-1 win against Newcastle United but Lukaku played a big role in helping the Red Devils to beat Brighton and Watford in their last two outings.
Former Manchester United striker Hughes wasn’t a prolific goal-scorer during his seven-season spell at Old Trafford but brought out the best in his Red Devils team-mates.
And the Welshman’s former Red Devils team-mate Ince believes Lukaku should be happy as long as he is contributing to the Manchester United cause even if the goals aren’t flowing.
“Lukaku can look at someone like Mark Hughes and take confidence from that,” Ince told Paddy Power.
“It shouldn’t be all about scoring goals – performances are more important to me. United aren’t just Lukaku: the club’s about every one of its players performing like they belong in that famous red jersey.”