Scholes: What I think about Lukaku’s form ahead of Man United v Man City

The Man United legend opens up about Romelu Lukaku's form ahead of Sunday's derby at Old Trafford

Man United striker Romelu Lukaku Photo: Romelu Lukaku/Instagram

Paul Scholes insists Romelu Lukaku has been performing well in recent weeks despite a lack of goals ahead of Manchester United’s derby clash against Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils signed Lukaku in a £75m deal from Premier League rivals Everton in the summer transfer window ahead of interest from defending Premier League champions Chelsea.

The 24-year-old scored 10 goals in his first nine games in a Manchester United shirt to quash talk of Lukaku struggling at Old Trafford following his big-money switch.

However, Lukaku managed to score on goal in 12 appearances before the centre-forward found the net in a 2-1 win against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

The Belgian forward has failed to find the net against Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in the 2017-18 Premier League season so far.

Former Manchester United midfielder Scholes has been impressed with Lukaku’s performances over the past few weeks.

“His all-round play in the last few games has been very good actually, better than it probably has been when he was scoring goals,” Scholes told BT Sport.

“It was a great ball from Pogba for Lukaku’s goal [against CSKA Moscow] and he showed his strength.”

Manchester United lost 2-1 to Premier League leaders Manchester City at Old Trafford last season before the Red Devils secured a 1-0 win the League Cup.

Jose Mourinho’s side settled for a point in a goalless stalemate with the Citizens at the Etihad Stadium last term.

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