Manchester United Football Club, namely Romelu Lukaku, started the season in scintillating form.
The 24-year-old Belgian couldn’t stop scoring, but over the last few games, he’s been struggling to find his feet and carve out opportunities.
At times, that’s just the nature of the position. As a striker, you’re heavily relying on your teammates to carve out those openings for you. Player-turned-pundit Paul Scholes has had his say on the situation, and he reckons the main reason for Lukaku’s slump is due to the injury suffered by Paul Pogba.
“I think if Pogba comes back he’ll make a difference to the way they play.” Scholes told BT Sport, as per ESPN.
“He links the team together and I don’t think they have a good enough No. 10 at the moment and that doesn’t help Lukaku either.
“Pogba will make a difference and be more positive. Lukaku is having to do a lot for himself but Pogba will make the difference. They are missing a player to knit the team together.”
The team is hugely missing Pogba’s creativity right now. He’s one of the best in the world, who can carve an opportunity out of absolutely nowhere. In the absence of the French midfielder, I personally expected Henrikh Mkhitaryan to step up to the mark, but the Armenia international is going through a bit of a rough spell at this point in time, too.
Winning a Premier League title is tough. Jose Mourinho knows that injuries are part and parcel of the match. Players have to go through these sticky patches because every team will have a stretch of matches in which they struggle.
As long as we’re collecting points in the league and progressing through the cup competitions, I genuinely don’t mind who hits the back of the net. That’s why football is a squad game.