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Zlatan return will help United - Lukaku

13 November, 2017, 18:26 | Author: Alberta Rodriguez
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Gary Neville has defended Romelu Lukaku about his performance at Chelsea despite Manchester United succumbing to a 1-0 loss at Stamford Bridge.

"Listen, if he's not going to let him take a penalty after spending £80million on him, and he's not scoring goals, you think he's going to play him over Ibrahimovic?"

That's based on the fact Mourinho didn't let him take a penalty - and that Lukaku has missed several chances in big games, and seen his goal scoring record dry up in recent weeks - when United have dropped points to boot.

The 24-year-old powerhouse became Belgium's joint-top scorer of all time on Friday night by scoring a brace in a 3-3 draw with Mexico in Brussels, taking his worldwide tally to 30 goals.

The striker further added "But in the last few weeks we didn't play at the same level and that made it more hard for me".

"I am like a leopard in the box".

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".

The Red Devils are set to welcome back Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo in the coming weeks.

He told Sky Sports News, "It motivates me really, because he's another good player to add to the squad".

Now, it seems that when last season's star, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is back, Mourinho will consider his options and it seems that Lukaku should be anxious.

"But in the last few weeks we didn't play at the same level and that made it more hard for me".

Lukaku has been an ever-present in United's starting line-up in the league but the looming return of Ibrahimovic - who was an automatic selection by Jose Mourinho last season - means he will face competition to lead the line.

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