Sky Sports Pundit: This Manchester United striker is one of the world’s best

Romelu Lukaku

Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness believes Romelu Lukaku is one of the world’s best centre-forwards despite drawing blank for Manchester United for the fifth game on the trot.

The Belgium international had initially struggled to make an impact against Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon, but the second period brought some of his best talents as he assisted Anthony Martial’s goal with a wonderfully directed header.

Speaking after the game, Souness refused to criticise Lukaku for his recent lean streak, but instead blamed the poor service provided from his United teammates, he told Sky Sports h/t Squawka: “Lukaku was feeding off scraps again today, I think he is the focal point. If you’re a striker, you’re relying on people feeding you, the right past, the right angle, a good cross. You saw one good cross that came in today, and he’s hit the post with it.”

“I would not complain about Lukaku, I see him as one of the top centre-forwards of his type around at this moment in time. I think like all centre-forwards, it’s totally reliant on the type of service he gets.”

Lukaku started the campaign in blistering fashion with seven goals in his opening seven Premier League games. The Belgian has not found the scoresheet for United in the month of October, but he will nevertheless be proud of his performance after his match-winning contribution in the 1-0 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur.

Manchester United entertain Benfica in a Champions League outing at Old Trafford in midweek, and Lukaku will hope to get back on the scoresheet – ahead of a potentially difficult encounter at Chelsea next weekend.

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