When you sign for the biggest clubs in the world for a potential world record fee, you’re bound to have critics breathing down your neck, analyzing every touch of football you make for your new club. Unfortunately for Romelu Lukaku, his was a touch too far.
On Wednesday, a video began making its rounds on the internet, containing footage of the Belgian striker attempting to bring a ball under his control. However, what really captured their attention was his inability to do so.
Lukaku has always had to deal with constant criticism regarding his woeful first-touch, and it is something he will have to really work on if he is to make it big at United.
The video shows the striker taking part in a few basic training ground drills with his new teammates. However, instead of a regular control and pass move, the 24-year-old’s first touch goes horrendously wrong, and the ball bounces off his leg and onto another teammate.
Lukaku first touch with Man Utd 😂 pic.twitter.com/HCPifHQ3qP
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Twitter, upon seeing the video, erupted as usual. Several taunts were thrown his way, while United were also mocked for spending so much on a player who didn’t know how to get a proper touch on the ball. However, Jose Mourinho is confident that he got the right.
Speaking after the striker’s move to United was complete, the Portuguese said: “Romelu is a natural fit for Manchester United. He is a big personality and a big player. It is only natural that he wants to develop his career at the biggest club.
“He will be a great addition to the group and I know they will make him very welcome. I am really looking forward to working with him again.”
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