Why Man United fans should not be surprised Lukaku is not scoring this season

first_img Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 4 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion But regular goal droughts are something he has become accustomed to, as Everton fans will agree gameday cracker BEST OF Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Lukaku looks a shadow of the player who lit up the World Cup Romelu Lukaku is currently enduring a 13-hour barren run in front of goal for Manchester United.The Belgium international arrived back from a World Cup where he shone for Roberto Martinez’s men, scoring four goals to lead his country to third place. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Lukaku scored four times in Russia for Belgium revealed LATEST Most Popular Football Stories Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos The hold up play and ability to bully defenders he exhibited in Russia feels like a lifetime away now though, with the 25-year-old not having scored for the Red Devils since September 15 when he netted at Watford.His questionable first touch and poor link up play in recent weeks have lead to criticism online from some fans, with United legends Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand also slamming the striker for his play.The £75million man is set to be given another chance by boss Jose Mourinho against former club Everton on Sunday, but he has worryingly only forced three saves from opposition goalkeepers during his goal drought.But, as Toffees fans will attest, this is not all too unusual for Lukaku. The 25-year-old scored against his former side last season at Old Trafford SORRY 4 latest 4 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT scrap 4 His record of 31 goals in 64 games since his move last summer prove he is a goalscorer. But, unlike leading marksmen Harry Kane or Sergio Aguero, the goals are scattered sporadically and come in bunches rather in consecutive games.Aside from his final season at Everton, when his longest run without a goal was four games, Lukaku regularly ploughed through lengthy periods when his form deserted him.In 2013-14, he scored just once in 10 games during the middle of the campaign. The following year, he endured a six-match goalless streak and had also only managed four goals by November.During the 2015-16 season, Lukaku went 18 hours of football without a goal for Everton, before netting a 11-minute hat-trick away to Sunderland. He followed that up by failing to score a single Premier League goal after March 5. tense The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 To compare him to the aforementioned strikers, Kane averages 0.7 goals per game, while Aguero manages 0.69. Lukaku’s is 0.46.Last season, the Belgian netted against his former side at Old Trafford and duly responded by silencing the away supporters tucked up in the corner of the South Stand.A repeat performance will go a long way to proving he has what it takes to still be the main man in Manchester.last_img

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