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Mourinho Explains Lukaku's Dip in Form

Jose Mourinho Explains Romelu Lukaku's Dip in Form

By SL International - Dec 30, 2017 01:33 PM

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has explained why Romelu Lukaku's form has dipped in recent months.

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The Belgium international started the season in fine form, having scored 10 goals in his opening 11 matches.

However, Lukaku has only scored four times in his last 19 appearances all competitions and Mourinho claims the striker is tired.

: “No I can't. The boy is tired. He's physically a monster, but not a machine, and he's feeling it.

“First of all, people doesn't have to be grateful to Romelu, I have to be, not you, not the supporters, not the pundits.

“I have to be, and the other day I said 19 matches in the Premier League, now I say 20 matches in the Premier League, playing 90 minutes, I think for a striker, any player, he's absolutely incredible.

“But if you are a central defender, a holding midfield player, where you can control you're energy, positional play, you can resist and survive.

“But for a striker to play 20 matches in the Premier League, 90 minutes, I have to be grateful. Is he unlucky in our box in recent matches?
 
“He was in the picture. It was not a direct influence on just him, but he was in the picture in some of the last goals we conceded, but it's a consequence of a player that really needs a little rest.
 
“But the guy is fantastic for me and for the team and gives absolutely everything and I've no critics.”
 
 
Do you think Lukaku needs to be rested? Have your say in the comment section below.


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lopi Dec 31, 2017 11:18 AM
Protecting him now.
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Munangwangwa Dec 31, 2017 05:16 AM
Tx the special one
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Mavulela Dec 30, 2017 03:07 PM
Mxm excuses, Cowrihno is the one who destroyed players with his clueless tactics. Every club he cowch, he only spends two or three seasons and leaves once the club is dead.
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blackmeteor Dec 30, 2017 02:12 PM
Special Child, Aren't you the one supposed to be managing your players' workload?

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