Manchester United’s ICC tournament ended in defeat. To be brutally honest, FC Barcelona more than deserved their 1-0 victory and for the most part, they played us off the park albeit in a pre-season match. One of the topics of discussion was the performance of our new striker, Romelu Lukaku.
The Belgian beast had a much quieter game against the side from Catalonia. Some of that was his own doing, whereas plenty of that was down to a lack of service from his teammates.
First of all, I’d just like to add that when you’re coming up against a side like Barca, it’s always harder because they keep the ball so well and win it back so quickly.
In games like these it is absolutely vital you take your chances. On the day, the 24-year-old missed a golden opportunity which he’s obviously getting stick for on social media. On top of that, his all-round game wasn’t great.
The fact that he was so isolated didn’t help his case, and in all honesty, it was an evening to forget for the £75million man. That doesn’t take away from his talent at all, but Twitter was in a negative mood this evening…
Check out the tweets aimed at Lukaku below:
Rashford has been sharp when he has got it. Same as Lukaku. Martial looked good too. Pereira non-existent. Pogba gone off the boil but meh
— Tiny Dodge (@MrScripto) July 27, 2017
Lukaku hasn't been good enough today, poor service hasn't been helpful too
— Allen Rhodes (@allen_rhodes27) July 27, 2017
good gracious, Lukaku's touch is soo pooooooooooooor
— SOUTH (@southpack_) July 27, 2017
Lingard gets himself in good situations but the end product is not there fucking hell man its frustrating
— Farhan (@UtdLukaku) July 27, 2017
Lol. Lukaku really has a poor first touch
— Oladotun (@dotladjnr) July 27, 2017
Think this game highlights why Jose wants Perisic so badly. Service to Lukaku has been very poor. Perisic is efficient in the final third.
— Dylan (@DylanIsARed) July 27, 2017
Lukaku has a poor first touch, water is wet
— Tomi. O (@_LordOye) July 27, 2017