Alan Shearer says Romelu Lukaku should ignore Thierry Henry’s criticism of him

Romelu Lukaku

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has stated that Romelu Lukaku should ignore Thierry Henry’s criticism regarding his movement.

Romelu Lukaku has enjoyed a stunning start to life at Manchester United following his £75million move from Everton earlier on in the summer and the goal against Swansea City during the weekend means that the Belgian international has taken his tally for the Red Devils to four strikes in just 3 matches.

Despite making such a fine start though, Lukaku has been subject to criticism and following the game against Swansea City, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry stated that the 24-year-old needs to improve his movement off the ball.

However, Newcastle United icon Alan Shearer does not agree with Henry regarding Lukaku and has urged the Manchester United star to ignore his critics.

Shearer wrote in his column for the Sun, “On Saturday, there was some criticism about his movement in the link-up play. Yet [Jose] Mourinho said in the summer he was not interested in all that and he was not that type of player.

“He just wanted a goalscorer operating in and around the box to put the ball away. All this business about strikers dropping deep to link up play is overrated in my opinion anyway. In my time at Newcastle, if we were going through a bad spell I found myself dropping deeper to help my team-mates.

“But at the same time, this was negating my greatest strength. When we were playing well and I was on the shoulder of the last defender, we were dangerous.”

Both Shearer and Henry are legends of the Premier League who have scored a whopping number of goals for their respective teams and it will be interesting to see whose advice Lukaku listens to.




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