Liverpool Legend: This Man Utd Star Reminds Me of World Class 157-Goal Icon

Romelu Lukaku

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has drawn comparisons between Romelu Lukaku and Chelsea icon Didier Drogba.

There was a lot of skepticism regarding whether Romelu Lukaku would be able to justify his huge price tag at Manchester United but till now, it has to be said that the Belgian international has done very well for the Red Devils.

After netting in the 4-0 victory over Everton on Sunday, Lukaku now boasts an impressive record of seven goals in as many matches for Manchester United and with him leading the line, the Red Devils certainly look like a force to be reckoned with this season.

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has been left very impressed with the performances of Lukaku at United so far and has gone on to state that the 24-year-old reminds him of Chelsea icon Didier Drogba, who scored a sensational 157 goals in 341 appearances for Chelsea.

Souness said, “Lukaku is an outright No 9, a centre-forward. They are rare today, the hardest thing to find in football. Nobody wants to be that man through the middle any more, running forward and taking on centre-halves physically, getting in a race with them and trying to outjump them.

“Lukaku seems to relish all that and so he should with the power and pace that God has given him. He reminds me of Didier Drogba, with his speed and strength. He doesn’t have the hold-up play of Drogba yet and is not as cute, but that may come. He’s only 24.

“He has already answered the biggest question after his move from Everton to Manchester United. He’s shown that he’s not overawed playing in front of 75,000 people at Old Trafford and the burden of that £90m transfer fee has had no effect on him.”

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