Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has given both his fans and his critics an explanation to his goal drought after a brilliant start to his campaign.
The 24-year-old had a sensational start to the Premier League campaign, scoring eleven goals in his first ten games for the club before stagnating. Since then, Romelu Lukaku has suffered from a goal drought, coming up empty in any of his last seven games for Manchester United.
Meanwhile, his form for Belgium has picked up with Lukaku ending a seven-game goal drought with a brace in a 3-3 draw against Mexico. However, in an interview after the match, the Belgium international explained to why it has been difficult for him to get on the score-sheet for Manchester United.
He said “Lately we haven’t performed like we did at the start of the season we started by blowing teams away, being dominant and creating chances. But in the last few weeks we didn’t play at the same level and that made it more difficult for me. ‘
That’s the sort of thing you have to go through in the season, but now there are players coming back from injury and hopefully we can deliver performances even better than at the start of the season. We can create more chances and more goals.”
The Red Devils started their second Premier League season under Jose Mourinho brilliantly, winning three of their first six games by a margin of 4 goals. However, they lost two of their last three games and have fallen eight points behind Pep Guardiola’s unbeaten Manchester City.
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But Romelu Lukaku, who made the move from Goodison Park during the summer, admitted that it was good to finally score and end his drought. The striker further added “But in the last few weeks we didn’t play at the same level and that made it more difficult for me.
If one takes a good long look at Romelu Lukaku’s career, then the facts should put both the fans and Jose Mourinho minds at ease. Because when Lukaku goes on a goal-scoring drought, he usually returns twice as hungry and given how he scored against Mexico recently, things are looking up.
But despite what the facts tell us, Lukaku needs to start finding the net and soon or that elusive title will escape Manchester United yet again.