Sky Sports pundits, Alan Pardew and Thierry Henry believe that Romelu Lukaku still needs to improve despite scoring during Manchester United’s 4-0 victory over Swansea City on Saturday.
Manchester United continued their brilliant start to the Premier League campaign with a 4-0 victory over Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday and star striker Romelu Lukaku managed to get himself on the scoresheet once again during the encounter.
Following his £75million move from Everton over the summer, Lukaku has now scored four goals in three competitive appearances for United and it certainly looks like the Belgian international is wasting no time whatsoever in repaying the Red Devils with goals on the pitch.
Despite his brilliant record so far at Old Trafford though, Sky Sports pundits Alan Pardew and Thierry Henry are not completely convinced regarding Lukaku and have gone on to state that the 24-year-old needs to improve his movement in order to become one of the greats for the Premier League giants.
Pardew told Sky Sports, “Lukaku needs to improve at Man Utd on when they regain possession. His movement today was not good enough, to go short or long, to play quick. He needs more of that [movement] and he’ll get more touches.
“There were times when the ball changed hands to United and he was static. He needs to think a little bit quicker but when the chance comes, he doesn’t miss. He’s a great finisher.
“We were talking earlier about [Ruud] van Nistelrooy, Teddy Sheringham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He needs to get some of that cleverness about where to be without the ball. He’s at the best place to learn that because he’s going to be watching the videos with Jose Mourinho after the game.”
Fellow Sky Sports analyst Thierry Henry agreed, adding, “That’s something he needs to bring to his game. We all know what he can do.
“If you want to take it to another level at Man Utd – four goals in three official games is remarkable – it is about getting better. He will work on it, he’s with special players and he’s with Mourinho.
“Mourinho will help him to develop that side of the game. We all know he has the one thing that’s most important, when you feed him in the box, he will score.”