Romelu Lukaku told not to change the way he plays at Manchester United

The Belgian started life at Old Trafford with a bang with 11 goals in his first 11 games but has struggled since not finding the net since September

Wednesday 08 November 2017 14:09
Comments
Romelu Lukaku has been backed to get amongst the goals
Romelu Lukaku has been backed to get amongst the goals

Romelu Lukaku has been urged not to change his game despite his Manchester United scoring drought stretching to seven games.

The Belgian started life at Old Trafford with a bang with 11 goals in his first 11 games but has struggled since not finding the net since September.

But Roberto Martinez, his manager at former club Everton and now with national side Belgium, has come to the £75million man's defence insisting he will bounce back if he continues doing what he's doing.

"I've got a big advantage with Romelu because I've worked with him for four years," he said. "I know Romelu inside out. I think he just relishes the challenge. He's been enjoying a really good start to the season and now is a period he is ready to cope with.

"I have no worries whatsoever. All he needs to do in his career is to carry on being himself in a club with the expectations and the demand of Manchester United.

"For me nothing has changed in Romelu's mind. He is confident, he has an incredible belief in what he can bring.

"All I want is that he carries on seeing himself in that manner when he scores and when he doesn't, which is going to be highlighted in a club like Manchester United."

Lukaku's teammate Marouane Fellaini is working his way back to fitness and has been given added time off from international duty to get himself back to 100%.

"He needs a proper 10 days work with no game in order for him to be fully fit," he added. "Medically it is the right choice to allow Marouane to get fit. If it had been a competitive game I think we would have called him up because maybe for the second game he could have been on the pitch.

Lukaku hasn't scored for United since September 

"This is a period where we can afford not to risk him until he is 100 per cent."

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged in