In spite of a fantastic start to life at Manchester United, Romelu Lukaku has come in for some criticism from Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.
This is what Henry had to say about Lukaku,
“There is some stuff he can work on.”
Henry was quick to highlight some deficiencies in the Belgian’s game, most notably his lack of movement and poor touch being the most prominent ones.
But legendary English striker, Alan Shearer came to Lukaku’s aid, as he told the Belgian to keep on doing what he does best.
“On Saturday, there was some criticism about his movement in the link-up play. Yet [Jose] Mourinho said in the summer he was not interested in all that and he was not that type of player.”
“He just wanted a goalscorer operating in and around the box to put the ball away. All this business about strikers dropping deep to link up play is overrated in my opinion anyway.”
“In my time at Newcastle, if we were going through a bad spell I found myself dropping deeper to help my team-mates.”
“But at the same time, this was negating my greatest strength. When we were playing well and I was on the shoulder of the last defender, we were dangerous.”
“There is enough creativity in that Manchester United team right now as it is. It seems to have a lot more pace and energy, with more players now confident enough to run beyond the ball.”
“Marcus Rashford, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Juan Mata all have quite enough ability to threaten and open up a defence without the need for Lukaku to come back and join in. Just stay up there and finish it off.”