11th October 2018 at 10:53 am #27077
I believe critics have been harsh on him and he has done well since joining, yet in my opinion he is not a United striker and most importantly he is not a Jose striker.
Jose attacking style of play is to have a striker who can hold the play and bring others in. He did it with Drogba, reason why Lampard scored so many, again with Milito, reason why Sneijder did well, again with Costa, reason why Hazard did so well and had his first decent season.
Lukaku cannot offer that. Can score a goal here and there, but in terms of anything else, he offers very little or is not good at it. Reason why our attacks can be bland at times compared to Jose’s previous teams. Lukaku just does not have the ability to keep hold of the ball and is not aggressive enough like Costa, Drogba and Milito to be a Jose type of striker.
Jose should have known this when he went for him.11th October 2018 at 1:07 pm #27080
An extremely overrated,fat Emile Heskey,lol.11th October 2018 at 1:18 pm #27081
Big JimParticipant182 pts
Can play better than his current showing under Mouriniho at United, as shown by his performances for Belgium in WC.11th October 2018 at 1:26 pm #27082
Jim, what was his performances for Belgium like? He turned up against the lesser teams and when the pressure was on did not turn up. He failed to score in the knockout stages and only scored against Panama and Tunisia.
I like him, but I don’t think he is good enough for a top team. His first touch is appalling and he is not a Jose style of striker, Jose likes his strikers to keep hold of the ball i.e. Benzema, Drogba, Milito, Costa. Lukaku is terrible at that.11th October 2018 at 1:32 pm #27083
sean the sailorParticipant147 pts
Cm, I said a while ago I think he’s doing well. He’s scoring goals. He has everything in his locker to do more. He’s a huge man and should be able to hold up the ball a lot better. He’s quite fast for such a big fellow11th October 2018 at 3:39 pm #27089
nine nine nineModerator545 pts
Needs to work on his ball retention imo that’s always been his weakness but he still scores goals. He’s not a player Klopp would sign though moves break down too easily with him which stems the flow.
11th October 2018 at 4:24 pm #27090
- This reply was modified 7 months, 2 weeks ago by nine nine nine.
he does get goals but does he get enough for a man united main striker? 16 in the league last season was not a good enough return. as others have said he also doesnt really bring anything else. if you are there solely as a goalscorer, you need to score more regularly.11th October 2018 at 5:10 pm #27092
Hightown hopeParticipant147 pts
Certainly the United fans I talk to here in Manchester by and large have no time for him at all, which surprises me a little. There was one particular game in the WC where he was just unplayable…sorry can’t remember which one…and I remember thinking that if he carried that form in to the new season he’d score a hatful.
The United fans obviously see more of him than I do, so I bow to their more informed opinion, but surely he has all the attributes.11th October 2018 at 8:09 pm #27096
Big JimParticipant182 pts
Cm I watched Belgium in a couple of games and thought he played ok. Didnt realise he never scored in knockout.
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