Tim Sherwood sends warning to Tottenham about 24-year-old Man United forward
Former Spurs boss highlights Romelu Lukaku as Manchester United's danger man at Wembley
Tim Sherwood has singled out Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku as the danger man when Tottenham Hotspur host Jose Mourinho’s side at Wembley on Wednesday night.
Manchester United could hand their January signing Alexis Sanchez his first Premier League start against Tottenham following his move to Old Trafford Arsenal in a swap deal.
Sanchez made two assists in Manchester United’s 4-0 win against League Two side Yeovil Town in the FA Cup fourth round last week to make a positive start to his Red Devils career.
Lukaku has started 23 of Manchester United’s 24 Premier League games in the current campaign following his £75m move to Old Trafford from Premier League rivals Everton.
The Belgium international has scored 11 times in the English top flight so far this season, while the 24-year-old has also netted six goals in cup competitions.
Former Spurs boss Sherwood believes Lukaku will be the biggest threat to Tottenham’s chances of securing three points at Wembley on Wednesday night.
“You have to say Lukaku [is the danger man],” Sherwood told Tag Heuer.
“But he is only a danger if Jose takes the shackles off his team and lets the others come and join him and create chances for him because he needs his teammates to help him out to score goals.
“Tottenham are likely to approach the game as they did at Anfield, and leave Lukaku very isolated.
“Really that is the main man, if they are going to cause Tottenham a problem, then it will be Lukaku.”
Lukaku has a poor record against Tottenham during his seven-season spell in the Premier League.
The Belgian has scored one goal and has been involved in four draws and four defeats in nine games against Spurs.