Manchester United gaffer, Jose Mourinho believes that ace striker Romelu Lukaku is undergoing a rough patch in front of goal because he ‘does not have a boot deal’.
Lukaku played the full 90 minutes in United’s 2-4 win against Watford last night, in which the Belgian forward was spotted wearing a blacked out pair of boots. Multiple images revealed that the striker had coloured in the white Nike tick with a marker.
Inevitably, social media didn’t take long to point out the glaring instance, as twitter was flooded with hysterical messages by the fans.
The Special One also found the situation comical, as he stated that his main forward’s lack of goals is a consequence of the Belgian not having the ‘right boots’.
Mourinho stated: “At this moment he doesn’t have a contract with any brand. That’s why he’s playing with black boots.
“He finished his deal and now he is waiting for the right offer and he is playing in black boots. I think he needs a brand to give him the right boots and to pay him the right money so he goes back to goals.
“But jokes apart, he works amazingly well. Amazing player, amazing professional, great condition, great colleague. I couldn’t be happier with him.”
Lukaku does not have a contract with any brand for his studs, and hence, is currently in the market looking for a sponsor.
Adidas had approached the 24-year-old to sign a 10-year contract, but the deal couldn’t materialize, and thus, the former Everton star wore a blacked out Nike pair at Vicarage Road.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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