Manchester United have one of the world’s best in Romelu Lukaku, claims Graeme Souness

by Harry Robinson

Graeme Souness as described Manchester United striker Romilly Caughey is one of the best strikers in the world, backing in despite and run without a goal stretching to 5 games on Saturday afternoon.

Lukaku assisted Anthony Marchelle’s winner in the 81st minute in a 1–0 victory against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford, and hit the post himself with a wonderfully directed header in the second half.

Souness blamed Lukaku’s failure to score in recent games on a lack of service from his midfielders and fellow attackers.

“Lukaku was feeding off scraps again today, I think he is the focal point,” Souness said on Sky Sports. “If you’re a striker, you’re relying on people feeding you, the right past, the right angle, a good cross. You saw one good cross that came in today, and he’s hit the post with it.”

“I would not complain about Lukaku, I see him as one of the top centre-forwards of his type around at this moment in time. I think like all centre-forwards, it’s totally reliant on the type of service he gets.”

While he hasn’t scored for a number of games, Lukaku is the first Man United player this season to contribute 10 Premier League goals to the side, with seven goals and three assists.

The Belgian striker will look to get back on the scoresheet in United’s midweek UEFA champions league tie against Portuguese champions Benfica. That’s ahead of a trip to Premier League champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge next weekend in a key game in the title race, as United’s run of big games continues.

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