Romelu Lukaku: Manchester United have to keep fighting for the Premier League

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku has insisted the club must continue fighting for the Premier League title despite fierce rivals Manchester City being 13 points ahead in the race.

The Sky Blues managed to drop points when they faced Burnley but they still maintain a sizeable lead at the top of the table.

Jose Mourinho conceded the race and claimed that United must attempt to be the ‘best of the worst’ by solidifying their position in second place.

Perhaps the Portuguese manager was attempting to let complacency creep into City player’s minds but Lukaku was having none of it, believing the Red Devils have to keep chasing against all odds.

With the two Manchester clubs set to face each other once more later on in the season, United may have the opportunity to directly take points of their rivals.

According to The Sport Review, Romelu said to Sky Sports: “Of course it is good [Mourinho’s new contract], everything is stable. He can continue building on what he is building now. Everybody knows how the manager works.

“If we do everything right until the end of the season, add in some reinforcements in the summer, we will be even stronger than we are now.

“I do not think the same as the manager. It [the league] is not done yet, we have to keep fighting.”

The good news is that Romelu Lukaku agrees with his manager’s assessment that the squad still needs investment in the upcoming summer.

Central midfield appears to be the main concern and rightfully so given the club’s worrying lack of quality options in the middle of the park.

Nemanja Matic, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba, Michael Carrick and Scott McTominay represent the club’s current selection in the engine room.

Matic’s recent form has shown that a back up player is badly needed as he appears in desperate need of a rest whilst Carrick is set to retire at the end of the season.

Fellaini’s current contract situation is also worrying and Herrera’s inability to replicate last season’s form is sure to be playing on Jose’s mind.

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