Romelu Lukaku’s poor performances in front of goal have cost Manchester United heavily over the past few weeks. The Belgian International has been struggling to find the goals, scoring a blank in his last 8 appearances.
Recent reports even suggest that manager Jose Mourinho might decide to drop the striker for their upcoming Premier League fixture against Everton this weekend.
Amid such troubling times for the striker, former Manchester United star Dimitar Berbatov has provided a theory as to why Lukaku has failed to score goals for his side this season.
“I know he’s not scored for eight games, but I don’t think the criticism of Lukaku is fair,” said the Bulgarian forward. “As Jose Mourinho said, he’s working very hard for the team, but this might actually be working against the striker.
“He wants to impress so badly that he is doing too much, and not doing the simple things like getting into the box. He is probably over complicating things; you don’t want to see him popping up at left-back as he did on Tuesday.”
Berbatov seems to have stolen words right from every Manchester United fan’s mouth, as a majority of the fanbase agrees with this assessment.
Lukaku is known for his ability to be in the right place at the right time, and he must focus on his positioning and shooting rather than digging deep and providing cover for the defence.
Manchester United fans will be hoping that he picks up the advice from Berbatov and finds his form soon, and helps Mourinho turn around the club’s fortunes before it gets too late.