Belgium international Romelu Lukaku was the subject of strong criticism from Manchester United fans after he put in a mediocre performance in the 1-0 defeat to Chelsea. The 24-year-old had not found the net in his last six appearances across all competitions, and Sunday was no different as he surprisingly failed to record a single touch in the opposition box.
Here are the best tweets after Lukaku’s display………………..
Morata showed why Jose wanted him, Lukaku couldn't even show Chelsea what they were supposed to be missing. Pathetic performance.
— Ifeoma (@zeanify) November 5, 2017
Someone made a fair point. Lukaku in the Giggs/Beckham era would be a machine. Guy is just feeding off scraps. “Running channels”
— All For United (@allforunited) November 5, 2017
Not sure how Mourinho can claim it’s not a concern that Lukaku didn’t have any touches in the opposition box. That’s a BIG concern.
— Scott Patterson (@R_o_M) November 5, 2017
This last 10 mins is why Rashford, Martial and Lukaku don't play together. Our midfield don't pass well enough
— Hoddy (@redhod99) November 5, 2017
Lukaku a no show again against a big team. What excuse do we make for him this time? Simply not good enough when it really matters.
— Footy Hub (@FootbalIhub) November 5, 2017
Lol its all bants, I am a Man United fan but I know Morata is better than Lukaku tbh
— Osahon A (@sahon_A) November 5, 2017
Lukaku has next to zero involvement in our play. Can blame the poor service of course but he's got to take more responsibility.
— Adam (@DeGeaoIogy) November 5, 2017
Despite the criticism, a section of the supporters felt that Lukaku has been hard done by with the lack of service around him.
How are people having a dig at Lukaku? When there's absolutely no service, no intent, no plan, how do you expect him to score? Pogba needed.
— Devam ?? (@Devam_Mufc) November 5, 2017
No one should troll Lukaku, A striker is nothing without good midfielders
— Enekem ? (@EnekemGreg) November 5, 2017
Lukaku started off his United career in sparkling fashion with 11 goals in just 10 appearances, but he has since drawn blank in seven outings. Mourinho has continuously backed Lukaku during his goalscoring drought, and he refused to admit that the striker’s form is a cause for concern – following the Blues defeat.
Despite the loss, there were a few positives with Marouane Fellaini making his first appearance since his knee injury sustained earlier last month. Paul Pogba is also close to returning to full fitness following a hamstring issue of his own, and United could have a near full-strength squad to choose from after the international break.