Romelu Lukaku Is Struggling To Score Because Of This One Player

Henrikh Mkhitaryan celebrates scoring goal with Romelu Lukaku.

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Paul Scholes has claimed that Paul Pogba’s absence is the reason Romelu Lukaku’s form has dipped over the last few weeks.

Pogba has been out of action since injuring his hamstring on the 12th of September, during the 3-0 home win over FC Basel. His spell on the sidelines has seen United’s attacking play disappear as well, and since the drab 0-0 draw against Liverpool, Mourinho has employed more defensive game plans.

This has drastically affected Romelu Lukaku’s game as well as form, as it has majorly subdued the service he receives, and he often has to come very deep in order to just get a touch on the ball.

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However, United legend and current football pundit Paul Scholes believes that once Pogba comes back, the attacking football will return with him, as the Frenchman plays a huge part in helping ‘knit the team together’.

The Englishman told BT Sport: “I think if Pogba comes back he’ll make a difference to the way they play. 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.”


Written by Reyhan Ashley  

Manchester United fan, Wayne Rooney is his role model. Passionate writer who has written for several sites in the past. He’s also an aspiring pianist and creates background music for BlameFootball’s Youtube channel.


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