Manchester United made a real bold statement of intent over the summer, when they sanctioned huge amounts of money to bring in Romelu Lukaku from Everton. The 24-year-old has started the season in stunning form, scoring twelve goals in his eleven competitive matches so far; that’s some return.
However, it seems as though Lukaku isn’t everybody’s favourite striker in the Premier League right now. Well, that’s the view of the Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno.
In an interview, he was asked about whether he’d choose big Rom over the likes of Alvaro Morata, Harry Kane or Sergio Aguero.
“No, no and no,” he replied when asked if he would have Lukaku over Morata, Kane or Aguero, as per the Manchester Evening News. “On all three cases, no.
“When people get upset about this, we’re not saying Lukaku’s not going to score goals for Manchester United. We’re not saying that he is not going to be a very good player for Manchester United.
“But what we are saying is that Kane is superior, what we are saying is that Kun Aguero at his best is better than Romelu Lukaku.
“And what we are saying is that Alvaro Morata, on what we have seen, and potentially what we could see, is a more complete player than Romelu Lukaku.”
I guess that you can take his point where Kane is concerned, because he’s another goalscoring machine. I can also get aboard taking Aguero over him, but for longevity, I’d go for Lukaku every time. I’m sorry, though, I cannot pick Morata over him. This is a guy who hasn’t scored anywhere near the amount of goals that Lukaku has during their careers so far.
To me, this is Moreno showing that bit of Spanish bias right there. Of course, he’s going to pick his fellow countryman over a guy who used to play for Liverpool’s enemies, before moving to an even bigger rival of theirs!