Andy Cole challenges Romelu Lukaku to improve his game

first_imgDuring a very difficult time for Romelu Lukaku, former striker Andy Cole sent him a challenging message due to his low form despite Man United’s moment.Not everything is colorful at Manchester United at the moment, striker Romelu Lukaku doesn’t seem to be back in top form yet and legends like Andy Cole are already calling him out for it in a big way.The Belgian striker was believed to be going through the same rough patch that the rest of the players were under manager Jose Mourinho, he wasn’t performing in the same way that players like Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, and Marcus Rashford were leaving their talent hidden with the Portuguese manager.Now that things have drastically changed with caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, all those players have returned to their best form but Romelu Lukaku doesn’t seem to have awakened from that slumber.Despite the Norwegian manager’s words of support to his player recently, there are many critics who don’t consider Lukaku to be good enough material for Manchester United.When you get slammed by someone like Andy Cole, who is one of the Red Devils’ most prolific strikers ever, that’s the moment when you start to wonder if you really are a good fit for such a massive English club.When asked about the steps that Romelu Lukaku needs to take in order to get back to his best shape, Andy Cole’s message was short but clear.“Go back to basics,” he said on BBC Radio 5 Live.“I think what we’ve got to appreciate, when you play for Manchester United, you haven’t got a weekend off.”“I’m not being disrespectful to Everton, West Brom but I think when you’re at those football clubs you can have a weekend off. You know ‘I don’t have to give as much but I know I’m going to nick one’.”“When you’re at Manchester United you’re expected to score goals, you’ve been bought for big money, there’s no weekends off.”“I think at times playing under the previous manager it didn’t help because there was no creativity in the team for him.”Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“So he wasn’t getting many chances and the chances he was getting he was snatching and he was trying that little bit too hard.”“And I think that’s the worst thing as a centre-forward, when you try too hard. And as a centre-forward, if your game doesn’t start off too well, that’s where it goes.”“You’ve just got to be repetitive and say to yourself: ‘right, I’ll just go back to basics. If it comes in, I’ll play one-touch and move’.”“He’s got to play to his strengths. I think sometimes Lukaku doesn’t play to his strengths. His strengths are his pace and his power, running in behind,” he concluded.Squad. 😎 #United4UNICEF #MUFC— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 22, 2019Even if Manchester United is performing really well lately under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the manager knows perfectly that the Red Devils won’t stand a chance against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League if they don’t have each and every one of their players in their best possible form.Romelu Lukaku is arguably one of the strongest strikers in English football when he is doing well, which is why the Norwegian manager has been working with him specifically for that improvement.The upcoming FA Cup match against Arsenal will be crucial for the Belgian forward, he might have a chance to finally prove that he is up for the challenge as Solskjaer might give him a spot in the starting eleven for this game against the Gunners.As things stand right now, Marcus Rashford has the starring role as the main striker for the squad, then we have Alexis Sanchez who is slowly going back to good shape, and Lukaku is all the way in the back with a lot of work to do in order to get back to the manager’s good graces.The next month will be crucial for him, his level of performance will reveal to us if Lukaku really is good enough to play for this squad.A big welcome to the newest member of the @rocnationsports family, my brother and teammate @ericbailly24💎 #RocBoys— R.Lukaku Bolingoli9 (@RomeluLukaku9) January 8, 2019What do you think about Andy Cole’s challenge to Romelu Lukaku, agree or disagree? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img

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