Discussion in 'Manchester United Forum' started by devips, Dec 26, 2017.
What do you think?
He's bloody awful at it, correct.
Dont know how he can be so fecking dire at it really.
I mean you just do what you do in the opponents box, but in the other direction. Can't be that complicated, can it?
He should be far away
I have this idea that most strikers defend the zone ahead of the first post, but his unfortunate clearances lately has all been more directly in front of goal. Perhaps he should be used there instead, as he is pretty good in the air.
I'd rather have an actual donkey in there.
He'll come good though. We need him in the box because of his size, but to be indirectly responsible for 3 goals in a fortnight whilst heading out of your own box is incredibly unlucky.
Westbrom may be?
I don't see why we have him back there at all.
Leave him up field, that way when we inevitably hoof it clear he can go charging against whichever CB they keep back in their half and we might actually pick up the odd goal.
Was it the same at Everton?
He was a bit unlucky today as he actually got his head on it, but it deflected off the burnley player right next to him.
Jose obviously brings him back for the extra height, but yeah recently it seems like he's causing more bad than good. I think leave him up top.
Just a nervous nelly.
Be a leader and not a pussy.
Keep him away from our penalty area!
2 against City and today.
Before all this he also fecked up a clearance against Arsenal but De Gea reacted quickly.
He's big so its tempting to play him as a free safety and let him win defensive headers but his composure is so poor that I'd be happy to stick him at the edge of the box to wait for the out ball and start the counters.
Problem is you cannot make these changes when you have games coming thick and fast.
Hope you are not making a veiled refernece to the song about him that got some fans in bother?
I don't know if many people noticed this but RvP was amazing at defending set pieces in his time here.
His reactions are too slow and he can't think fast under pressure which makes him an awful defensive candidate from set pieces
He was, I just passed it off as hes brilliant on getting on the end of and directing attacking headers, so it’s just natural he’s able to do it the other way (especially when a specific target isn’t so important).
I guess my logic doesn’t always hold though.
Don't get why he is in the box at home against Burnley so early in to the match. Why not have him just outside to make use of his pace and eye for a pass???
As if we learned feck all from the derby... Just like we ask Rashford to take set pieces. We never fecking learn anything...
What an absolute coward, he needs to toughen up and realise he is probably more likely to get hurt if he doesn’t aggressively attack the ball.
It's odd since since he's so much better at it when it comes to attacking.
He is so so bad at it, to the point I’ve no clue how on Earth he’s that bad at it
Man, do I miss him! Superb technique, composure and finisher. Guy could score from any angle.
Yeap. Not just the derby either, but for De Gea he would have scored an OG against Arsenal.
Absolute liability in our own box. Treat him like Fellaini in his first season here, get him as far away from it as possible.
That's Mourinho for you, his tactical cost us a game because of putting Lukaku in defending when he should be available for pass as soon as we could start counter-attacking,
City, Arsenal and now this. ffs.
What’s with the pic now too?! I never saw all this Christmas shit last year
I also had that game in mind. It has happene enough for it to be a serious threat, will we see a change in the next game ?
I remember that scissor kick he did, for Arsenal.
DDG pulled out the save of the match to ensure Lukaku didn't score...for Arsenal.
Somebody needs to tell him not to score in our goal, but to score in the opponent's goal.
And I could be wrong about this, but did he not provide 2 assists for MCFC's goals?
He's a bit of a weakling is lukaku. I think people who only see the odd highlights of his successful performances assume he's a bulldozer of a player. He's actually a gentle giant most of the time. Odd he's the only player who's physicality comes and goes
Really can't see him surviving long term as your starting striker. Good enough for you now but absolutely nowhere near good enough to play for a Utd that are favourites for the big prizes
If Lukaku was upfield and say Rashford or Mata in his position and we conceded, people would be asking why Lukaku isn't in the box to provide extra size against a team like Burnley. We've been bad at defending set pieces for a while, it's just that we're conceding more goals now. Jose has changed the assignments from last season and he has a taller squad but it seems to have gotten worse. Personally I'd love to see DDG come out more often and thwack the ball at setpieces. I know it's not really his game and he never seems totally confident doing it but we can't go on like this.
He also nearly scored a own goal in the Arsenal game.
Nah, people wouldn't do that because Lukaku has showed on multiple occasions he is a liability when defending. It's not like we weren't warned recently.
Van Persie and Berbatov were excellent at defending corners so making this about Mourinho is bollocks because SAF did it too. Strikers especially one's that are 6'3 should be good at this especially in the near post area.
At Chelsea, Mourinho had Drogba do it effectively while leaving Robben and Duff at the half way line for the counter. It's not a defensive tactic because Lukaku should be capable of carrying out the task, the problem is he's cumbersome in everything that he does.
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