Manchester United Football Club made a huge statement of intent when Jose Mourinho sanctioned a move to bring in Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian beast has turned into one of the best strikers in the Premier League, and now he’ll be tasked with banging in the goals for us.
This is a man who has been right up at the top of the scoring charts over the last few seasons, and the fact that he knows the Premier League inside-out means he’ll be able to seamlessly transition to playing for the Old Trafford club.
Now, United legend Ryan Giggs has had his say on the situation, and he reckons that although they’ll be a lot of pressure on him, Lukaku has been bought to turn all those draws into victories.
“The main reason Jose bought Lukaku is for goals and to turn all those draws at Old Trafford into wins.” Giggs is quoted as saying to The Telegraph, as per the Daily Mail.
“There will be a lot of pressure and scrutiny on him but those around him also need to step up and score more.”
“Juan Mata did his fair share, but [Anthony] Martial, Marcus [Rashford] and [Henrikh] Mkhitaryan have got to get double figures. So although the most pressure will be on Lukaku, the onus is on the whole team.”
At times last season, particularly in the home fixtures, we threw away far too many points against teams that we should be beating. When the likes of Burnley come to the Theatre of Dreams, you expect them to be downed comfortably, but there were far too many lacklustre performances in those types of games.
He does need more help though, because outside of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, we literally had no end product whatsoever. Hopefully, that’ll change and it’ll all be spearheaded by Lukaku.