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Jose Mourinho told it's time to drop Romelu Lukaku amid Manchester United striker's goal drought

Irish Mirror logoIrish Mirror 12/10/2018 Richard Fay

Romelu Lukaku is living on borrowed time at Manchester United, according to Craig Burley.

The ex-Scotland international says the Belgian striker is lucky to be playing regularly for the Red Devils, reports the Manchester Evening News.

Lukaku has gone six games without a goal in recent weeks.

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The Belgian forward's woeful run in front of goal has coincided with a drop in form which has seen Jose Mourinho's side win just one of their last five matches in all competitions.

And Burley believes they need to freshen their forward line in order to turn their fortunes around.

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“He’s one of a number of United players that, once Mourinho goes, will have to be outed by the new regime,” Burley told ESPN. “Whether that be a sporting director or a new manager.

“He’s a good player but, watching him lately, he’s not making the right runs.

“I wouldn’t call him a clever striker – he’s big and powerful and gets his ratio of goals. But it’s against the weaker teams.

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“If he’s not playing well and not making the runs, Marcus Rashford is a natural striker.

“Yes he’s young but he’s an international, he’s got experience, he’s quick, he’s clever, he’s not frightened to try anything.

“If Lukaku is not cutting it then Mourinho will have to get him out of the team.”


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