Roy Keane sends warning to Man United fans about Romelu Lukaku
The Man United legend wants to see how Romelu Lukaku gets on when pitted against their title rivals in the coming weeks
Roy Keane has warned that Romelu Lukaku still has to prove that he can score in Manchester United’s biggest games.
The Red Devils managed to see off competition from Chelsea to sign the 24-year-old striker in a £75m deal from Premier League rivals Everton in the summer transfer window.
Lukaku has scored six times in six games in the Premier League in the 2017-18 season so far to make an effortless transition into the Manchester United team.
The 24-year-old has transferred his Premier League form into the Champions League following a return of three goals in victories over Swiss club Basel and Russian outfit CSKA Moscow.
Lukaku and Manchester United are still waiting to be tested against one of their title rivals after collecting 16 points from their opening six Premier League fixtures.
The Red Devils have some tough games on the horizon in the Premier League as Manchester United prepare to face Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea in three of their next seven games.
While Keane has been impressed with Lukaku’s start to life at Manchester United, the club’s former captain warned that the real test of the summer signing would be against their title rivals.
“The big tests for Lukaku will come in the big games,” Keane told ITV Sport on Wednesday night.
“United haven’t had to play anyone big yet, while you can only beat what’s in front of you.”
Keane added: “The big test for all United strikers is whether he can score the big goals in the big games.”
Manchester United will host Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.