Manchester United slumped to another poor defeat on Tuesday night, with Juventus coming into Old Trafford and putting in a commanding display against the Red Devils.
From first minute till the last, Jose Mourinho’s team were second best. Cristiano Ronaldo and company had a field day, we’re lucky it only finished 1-0.
Goalscoring has become a real issue of late, with Romelu Lukaku’s immensely poor form being highlighted more with each passing week. The latest person to weigh in on the 25-year-old’s slump is ex-Red Lee Sharpe.
Sharpe discussed Lukaku’s awful first touch, while also suggesting that he should be sent on holiday for a few weeks.
‘I’ve never seen a centre-forward with such a bad touch. If your centre-forward can’t hold the ball up, it makes it a very hard game.’ Sharpe told talkSPORT, per the Daily Mail.
‘He’s saying he’s played a lot of football at the World Cup and since and that he’s feeling it. I think the best thing would be to give him a rest. Send him off on holiday for a couple of weeks.’
It’s tough for Mourinho. Lukaku is obviously the #1 option through the middle, and his hand is forced due to injuries decimating our squad at the moment.
At this point, Lukaku is having to try and play his way back into form but so far that hasn’t worked. Perhaps it is time to sit him down for a game, but I wouldn’t send him off on holiday. He needs to keep working hard in training to try and force his way back into the team.
Frustratingly, he always plays so well for his country, yet when he pulls on the United kit the performance levels just aren’t the same. Whether that’s down to tactics, the player trying too hard or a lack of confidence remains to be seen…