Manchester United are now eight points behind English Premier League leaders Manchester City after a defeat away to Chelsea on Sunday.
In typically tense encounter, the Blues found their way to three points through Spanish striker Alvaro Morata, who headed superbly past David De Gea early in the second half.
United couldn’t muster a response with Jose Mourinho’s team selection and tactics stifling creativity in the final third, finding it especially difficult against one of the best defences in the country.
Summer signing Romelu Lukaku looked isolated leading the attack and failed to find himself in a position to have a chance across the 90 minutes.
The Belgian has now gone without a goal in seven United matches, last netting for the club in a 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace in September.
That’s left fans furious with some even counting down the days to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s return to fitness after his long-term injury. Is the Swedish legend the man that can inspire Lukaku to raise his game?
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Lukaku has fed off scraps lately,yes but his gen/hold up play is a v poor standard, doesn't fight or hassle cbs no where near enough #mufc
— Donie Hartney (@DonieHartney) November 5, 2017
— Lizwi (@IamLizwi) November 5, 2017
With Lukaku going missing in big games. There's only one man who can solve this problem
— Δndyeezy (@AndrewJvckson) November 5, 2017
Usually don't criticize our players but I've got to say, Lukaku was poor today. Rubbish today. #MUFC
— Kofi Nyan Daniels (@pkndaniels) November 5, 2017
— David Norbury (@davidnorbury9) November 5, 2017
Lukaku is a good player to have against west-ham, burnley whatever. But is not a big game player. need a better footballin striker #mufc
— El Chapo (@manutdjunk) November 5, 2017
I believe Lukaku has gotten too comfortable ! We need Ibra back to wake him up he’s looking lazy week after week #mufc 🔴
— kevin harding (@k71vnh) November 5, 2017
Lukaku performance today is the reason why i've always craved for Ibrahimovic presence back in the squad. #mufc
— Olas (@CEOlalekanOlas) November 5, 2017
Lukaku the biggest flop in 2k17. @Ibra_official needed
— josh (@joshkaku) November 5, 2017