Paul Scholes blames this player for Lukaku’s poor run of form

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has attributed Romelu Lukaku’s lack of goals in recent matches down to Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s dip in form.

Lukaku enjoyed a stunning start to life at Manchester United with 11 goals in as many matches in all competitions but the Belgian international has endured a bit of a dry spell in recent times and has not found the net in any of his last five matches.

While Lukaku has been contributing in front of goal with important assists, many are bit worried regarding the 24-year-old’s inability to score in recent matches and now Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has weighed in on the matter.

Scholes explained that Lukaku’s recent poor run in front of goal is not entirely down to him and explained that lack of support from playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been crucial in the striker’s struggles to score over the last few matches.

The legendary midfielder said, “He has to demand it himself. He might be short on confidence. He should push everyone out of the way and say ‘I’m getting on the score sheet’. I think the criticism came from the Liverpool game where his hold-up play wasn’t great.

“I don’t think Mkhitaryan helped him and he hasn’t had much support since then. He has to be strong and use his frame and he does have to get better, but he does need support as well.”

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