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Romelu Lukaku 2018-19 Performances

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  1. Feb 12, 2019 at 17:01

    abdo99 Full Member

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    People are right to moan when they see our main striker out of shape and on top failing to justify his position with series of belowpar apprrances. It's not just bad run of form because a dry spell would indicate he's getting into good position and fluffing his lines . That can be excused. It looks like a bad fit for the team to me seeing as he cannot find himself in position to score in the first place due to lack of poor touch and mobility. and it's certainly not abusive to talk about those shortcomings even as we're winning.
  2. Feb 12, 2019 at 17:04

    Bola Full Member

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    It's called setting high standards. Many of us are not content with scrapping for 4th place and getting knocked out of cups in the early rounds. Continuous poor performances are not conducive to a club of our ambitions

    Lukaku's performances have simply not been good enough and he is rightly getting criticised
  3. Feb 12, 2019 at 17:04

    Red Dreams Full Member

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    He does not fit into how we play.
    In fact he seems better playing from the wing
  4. Feb 12, 2019 at 17:13

    Janson Full Member

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    Of course pointing out what you're describing is valid criticism, and I agree with all of it. When I say abuse, I mean the name calling and over the top ridiculing though. It doesn't belong on an intelligent forum. You have to dig through all the crap to find anything of value to read.
  5. Feb 12, 2019 at 17:18

    abdo99 Full Member

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    The name calling and ridiculing isn't great but he's making himself an easy target to be ridiculed. The comments he was making telling others to be grown men and all that didn't endear himself to the fans and probably made it difficult to sympathise with him in his bad form.
  6. Feb 12, 2019 at 17:23

    Janson Full Member

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    Well we're winning pretty much every game under Ole. We can't be jumping to first right away. He deserves criticism but there's no need for this kind of abuse. I get why people acted this way while Mourinho was still here, but there's no need for it now. I can only guess that certain posters are either children or just have a lot of frustration in their personal life so they're acting out here.
  7. Feb 12, 2019 at 17:24

    staniswin Banned

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    Fellaini link up , hold up , technique ,first touch , and chest are much better than Lukaku , the only thing lukaku has over him is pace. If only Fellaini was younger i would have kept him as the last belgian in the squad. One of the main reason of Mourinho downfall this season was because of trusting Lukaku , Mourinho was trying to make that first touch poverty to play as his focal point like how he used to play Drogba/Zlatan/Costa. Should have put him on the bench permanently after that miss vs Spurs.
  8. Feb 12, 2019 at 17:44

    hobbers Full Member

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    So damn true.

    In reality, if a "plan b" striker is really what we want in the squad (and I'm not convinced at all on that) then we should have kept Fellaini and sent Lukaku off to China. Fellaini is better at every single element of target man play than Lukaku. He also works far harder, is far braver, and is far, far more intelligent in his positioning.
  9. Feb 12, 2019 at 18:56

    Janson Full Member

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    That's what I was talking about before. I think a lot of it is down to Lukaku being played at the expense of Rashford and Martial. I think it's time to let that go now that they are playing though.
  10. Feb 12, 2019 at 19:24

    Alabaster Codify7 Full Member

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    Kind of agree to be honest. If Fellaini comes on, you know the drill - we'd be attempting something different. Is Lukaku much of a plan B? We aren't trying anything different with him on the field, so it becomes a bit redundant. DISCLAIMER - Im not bothered we sold Fellaini, just agree his 'target man' play is much better than Rom's.
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    Feb 12, 2019 at 22:08

    marktan Full Member

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    Anyone else sick of the sight of him? Comes on for the last 10 minutes, doesn't break a sprint once. How is his cardio so bad? Infuriating. At this point I'd sell him and promote Greenwood up, even though he's probably nowhere near ready for the first team, purely because he'd actually run.
  12. Feb 13, 2019 at 00:06

    roseguy64 Full Member

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    What? We barely had the ball when he came on.
  13. Feb 13, 2019 at 04:44

    haram Full Member

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    Sick of the sight of people like you just looking for something to blame him for.
  14. Feb 13, 2019 at 07:06

    Fracture90 Full Member

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    Should have been brought on instead of Mata, but with his recent form and the way we played last night, doubt he would've changed anything.

    Either way think we should look to move him on this summer, get back most of our money (if lucky) because at this point he's just an expensive sub with little to no impact on the game.

    His limitations in technique department limit our style of play when he's on.
  15. Feb 13, 2019 at 07:46

    Nhuyb New Member

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    Come on ! After the 0-1, there was a lot of space to operate. That's Lukaku's main strenght. That was THE moment to throw him in the game. If you consider he's just good with space, just use him when you need it. Rashford was bad yesterday but he's young, the pressure was a little bit to high for him.
  16. Feb 13, 2019 at 09:03

    Fracture90 Full Member

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    Probably, that's why I said he should have been brought on instead of Mata. But the whole team looked bad in that 2nd half, doubt that out of form Lukaku would have changed anything for the better. I could be wrong of course.
  17. Feb 13, 2019 at 10:22

    Nhuyb New Member

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    I agree with you. Sorry for the "come on". Lukaku was not a guaranteed succees but was, IMO, the best change. You bring on Mata to control the match, not to run after a goal...
  18. Feb 13, 2019 at 11:17

    Fracture90 Full Member

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    All good homie, we're just exchanging our opinions, no harm done!

    You bring on Mata when you wanna render your attack useless :D
  19. Feb 17, 2019 at 01:02

    Agila Dathi Full Member

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    Lukaku reminds me alot of Macheda.
    Doesn't know where his position is, terrible first touch, terrible finish, slow, get's outmuscled by everyone and lacks confidence. And with Ole coming in our style of play doesn't suit him at all, although I'm not sure if any top 10 could use him at all. Simply can't stand this guy.
    Did great for a few months last season but has been less than useless since March.
    This guy needs to be sold as soon as possible.