It was another frustrating night for Manchester United, as they were held to a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford by Valencia in the Champions League.
United are winless in 4 games at Old Trafford across all competitions, and their awful start to the season continued in dire fashion. At the heart of this poor show was Romelu Lukaku, who was a let-down by miles alongside star player Alexis Sanchez.
The duo was disappointing for most parts of the game -especially Lukaku, who also missed an open header from a corner after being set free. What also didn’t go well with the fans was was his attempt in doing step-overs.
In the first-half, the moment came when Lukaku was trying the same and the ball got stuck under his feet after being challenged by Valencia’s Michy Batshuayi. One United fan even pointed out on Twitter that Lukaku’s antics looked like watching a rugby player who’s never played football before.
Lukaku needs to be hooked and dropped. And Sanchez. Get martial in the side. Lingard back in. Pereira and Dalot for Matic and Valencia respectively. At least the younger players will have youthful enthusiasm. Look at Shaw and Rashford. At least there’s no shortage of effort.
— Doc (@Doc_Joshi) October 2, 2018
What’s happened to Lukaku? Looked to have improved his all round game last season and had a very good World Cup. Has returned looking like an absolute Donkey. Static, poor finishing, can’t hold it up, easily pushed off the ball…£75m?! Can’t understand it. #FullTimeDoc
— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) October 2, 2018
It's like Morata and Lukaku compete on who can have the worse performance each week, everytime one of them drops a disasterclass the other simply says "hold my beer" it's actually hilarious.
— Mod (@CFCMod_) October 2, 2018
Matic and Lukaku were both described last season as being Mourinho’s soldiers. They were his go-to men, they’ve both been absolutely dreadful tonight. Not one single player is playing for Jose, the only player who played today was Rashford, and that’s because he’s a United fan.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) October 2, 2018
Paul Scholes: "Romelu Lukaku's movement looks non-existent at the moment. It looks like he needs to be coached where to run." pic.twitter.com/vTwz62oj4t
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) October 2, 2018
The £75 million striker is finding it difficult this season, and is often left alone in attack with little or no support. Only Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw had a terrific night and gave their best. The same cannot be said about the rest.
United, who are a dismal 10th in the Premier League, now have 4 points from two matches in the UCL. They will be up against Juventus next in a double-header.
Many feel that if they do not change their fortunes, then one might see the Italian side walk away with all six points and leave United staring at an exit.