Ray Wilkins: Manchester United should ignore Lewandowski for this key reason


Sky Sports Pundit Ray Wilkins believes Manchester United should opt against a deal for Robert Lewandowski in the summer. The former Manchester United midfielder believes the potential signing of the Poland international would unsettle Romelu Lukaku.

Speaking on Sky Sports, h/t Metro, Wilkins feels Lukaku is coming into his own with his recent performance at Old Trafford, and the possible arrival of Lewandowski may have a negative effect on the 24-year-old, he said: “I saw little signs of [Romelu] Lukaku coming to life at the weekend [in the 2-1 win over Chelsea at Old Trafford].

“That run he went on from the halfway line was absolutely magnificent and that’s what he’s more than capable of doing. I think if you took Lewandowski in there you might sort of rattle his confidence a touch, making him think ‘you’re not quite happy with what I’m doing’. They’ve got [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, [Marcus] Rashford, [Anthony] Martial, you’ve got [Alexis] Sanchez who could go in there.”

Lewandowski’s future at Bayern Munich has come in question in recent days with the Pole have recruited super-agent Pini Zahavi, who pushed through Neymar’s world-record move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain last summer.

Despite this, United are highly unlikely to pursue the 29-year-old’s signature in five months’ time, given Jose Mourinho has stressed that he won’t be focusing on the forward department during the 2018 summer transfer window.

Lukaku has produced a mixed bag in terms of performances this term, but the Belgian has shown vast improvement in his hold-up play, which contributed towards a 2-1 comeback win over ex-club Chelsea on Sunday. The Belgian notched a goal and assist during the game.

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