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'Lukaku can make Man Utd title winners' - Osman backs £75m striker to be Mourinho's missing piece

Goal.com logo Goal.com 11-07-2017

Romelu Lukaku could prove to be the difference-maker in Manchester United’s Premier League title quest, claims Leon Osman.

The Belgium international has completed a £75 million move to Old Trafford from Everton.

Osman played alongside the burly frontman at Goodison Park, so is well aware of the impact that he is capable of making.

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He believes that the 24-year-old could be the final piece of the jigsaw for Jose Mourinho, with his reputation as a flat-track bully considered to be a positive given United’s struggles to grind out wins against the so-called lesser sides in 2016-17.

Osman told BBC Sport: "It's an incredibly big price tag but you've got a player who could turn those draws into wins for Manchester United.

"That could potentially be a championship for them.

"He'll bring goalscoring. It's as simple as that, an ability to find the back of the net.

"Barring Ibrahimovic, that was Manchester United's big falling down last season.

"That's Lukaku's forte. He's been criticised for only doing it in the games against lesser clubs.

"They're the games in which United struggled at home last season so it should be a good fit."

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Lukaku set a new personal best in terms of goals scored last season, with the target found 26 times in just 39 appearances.

He pushed Tottenham’s Harry Kane close in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot, passing the 50-goal mark in English top-flight competition in the process.

His haul also included four efforts against top six sides, as he endeavoured to dispel the myth that he struggles to deliver on the big stage.

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