Who is to blame for Romelu Lukaku’s Manchester United goal drought?




Seven matches, no goals. When Manchester United spent £75 million (and the rest) on Romelu Lukaku this summer, they never would have anticipated he’d endure such a barren run of form. His last goal for the club came on the final day of September in a four-goal thumping against the worst team in the league, failing to score in the 567 minutes of pitch time that have followed. There have been faint groans from the Old Trafford faithful – though just loud enough for Jose Mourinho to hear and comment upon them. Suddenly, after starting the season in such fine form, Lukaku has looked altogether less menacing. However, the Belgian’s struggles are not entirely of his own making, and his goal drought has coincided with a number of wider issues…




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