Garth Crooks: Man United’s £220k-per-week star is playing more like Didier Drogba

Romelu Lukaku

BBC Pundit Garth Crooks has claimed that Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has been putting in performances which remind him of former Chelsea star Didier Drogba.

The Belgium international possessed similar traits with the Ivorian in terms of his physique and finishing, and he has informed on his hold-up play under Jose Mourinho this season.

Speaking on BBC Sport, Crooks cited that Lukaku has been playing more like Blues favourite Drogba, and believes there is plenty of time for the 24-year-old to develop his skills further.

“Romelu Lukaku is looking more like Didier Drogba the more I see him,” he told BBC Sport, as quoted by Sport Review.

“From his first headed clearance on the edge of his own six-yard box, to his coolly taken opening goal, the United striker has had a resurgence in form and looks a powerhouse.

“I have seen him in this form for Everton, of course, but he is developing into a much better team player and manager Jose Mourinho must take the credit for that.”

Drogba played an influential role in Mourinho’s successful managerial career in west London, and there is no doubt that Lukaku may have a similar impact with United in the coming years.

The £220k-per-week star started the season in a breezing fashion with 11 goals in the space of just 10 games. However, he thereafter went through a difficult phase before finding his scoring form in 2018.

The former Evertonian recently acquired his 25th goal for Manchester United across all competitions, and he has been unquestionably the stand-out performer of late with his excellent work-rate and commitment.

Perhaps with better service, Lukaku may have quite easily achieved a better goal-tally, but with the summer coming up, there are expected to be reinforcements in place to improve the overall standard of the squad.

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