Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has copped a lot of criticism again after another a below par performance against Derby County in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening. United were stunned by Frank Lampard’s side, losing 8-7 on penalties after the match finished in a 2-2 draw.
The club’s fans have since blamed Lukaku for not trying hard enough to make a impact after the Belgian also had a quiet game last weekend against Wolves.
The striker had a couple of good chances in the first half against Derby but failed to find the back of the net, with his accuracy letting him down. The 25-year-old came closest in the second half when a powerful shot cannoned off the post.
Lukaku’s recent form has forced United fans calling for him to be dropped from the first team. José Mourinho’s side travel to West Ham United on Saturday in the Premier League, which will see Marcus Rashford return from suspension. The 20-year-old could be used as an alternative centre forward should Lukaku be demoted to the bench.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions by United fans…
Lukaku is an overpaid Jozy Altidore
— Hashhh (@hashkhan_) September 25, 2018
Every time I think it’s a Mourinho tactics problem I think back to the absolute sitters missed in the first half by Mata and ONCE AGAIN Lukaku… the players need to sit down and humble themselves and work on their finishing
— Steph G (@TheGoodStephen) September 25, 2018
Our striker with the ball ?? pic.twitter.com/XpGvBwRuj9
— Red Devil Army (@wickedchandy) September 25, 2018
Gutless and embarrassing. Jose has to go but he’s not alone. @RomeluLukaku9 is not good enough to be the number 9 for this great club. Missing sitters week in week out. @AnthonyMartial best player by a mile. Should be first choice. #joseout
— Stuart (@sgarner1906) September 25, 2018
Romelu Lukaku needs a reality check. On form, he’s the worst top 6 striker at the moment on par with maybe Morata, who’s being benched by Sarri. There’s Martial and Rashford waiting I’m the wings to start as Centre Forward. And Sanchez will be no worse than what Lukaku has been..
— Manchester United Updates (@mnuupdates) September 26, 2018
Hey Mourinho why is Romelu Lukaku in the starting lineup?????
— KIBET (@KibetClinton_) September 25, 2018
Bench Lukaku, Bench Sanchez and never ever use Phil Jones again. Simple
— Lugbenga?? (@Pourlh_G) September 26, 2018