Jamie Carragher names Romelu Lukaku’s turning point at Man United
The Liverpool FC legend believes Romelu Lukaku's goal against Chelsea FC could be a turning point in his Manchester United career
Jamie Carragher believes Romelu Lukaku’s performance in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Chelsea FC could prove a turning point in his season.
The Belgium international has been criticised for his poor performances against the club’s biggest rivals in the 2017-18 season so far.
The 24-year-old failed to find the net in losses to Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur in the current campaign.
Lukaku struck out in a goalless draw with Liverpool FC and even a 3-1 win at Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium back in December.
However, the summer signing produced a brilliant performance on Sunday to help Manchester United secure three points against Chelsea FC.
The former Blues striker equalised after Willian’s opener before Lukaku created Jesse Lingard’s winner in the second half.
Ex-Liverpool FC defender Carragher explained why Lukaku’s performance on Sunday could prove a turning point in his Old Trafford career.
“It [last week’s win over Chelsea FC] feels like a huge day for Lukaku,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“[Against Chelsea FC] as a standalone game for Lukaku was huge with what he’s done today.
“For him to be a superstar at Manchester United, he’s going to have to do what Dwight Yorke did or Eric Cantona did in these big games – and win big trophies. At the moment in his career, he hasn’t done that.”
Manchester United will take on Sevilla in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash at Old Trafford on Tuesday 13 March.
The Red Devils haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013 when Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge of the Manchester outfit.