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Romelu Lukaku 2018-19 Performances

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4.8 Average rating
45 Appearances
15 Goals
3 Assists
5 Yellow cards
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  1. Apr 5, 2019

    Twingatz New Member

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    Not an awful start to my Red Café career because I posted my opinion. This is a forum right? We have the right to post what we think.

    Also it's clear you have an agenda against Big Rom. He has been the top scorer in this team since his arrival. He may not be Aguero but he does a job. He is the least of our problems.
  2. Apr 5, 2019

    Twingatz New Member

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    Big chances missed is a team stat because what people aren't talking about is how wasteful the rest of our forwards are, especially Rashford. People talk so much about Lukaku but don't realize that Rashford can't hold the ball up, and apart from first time finishes isn't that great of a finisher.
  3. Apr 5, 2019

    Stacks Full Member

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    I pointed out that Rashford is just as culpable as both players are in the top 7 of chances missed (only club to have this). This was in response to a poster who thought we don't create enough chances to compete
  4. Apr 5, 2019

    BrianMcClair'sBarnet New Member

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    LawCharltonBest Enjoys watching fox porn

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    He will never be a United legend, and I don’t think Solskjaer see’s him as a United type.

    I’d be fine so long as he was replaced. It’s obviously just an agent tactic to get more money / squad role reassurance though
  6. Apr 5, 2019

    Greck Full Member

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    I don't need an agenda. I don't rate him. Anyway the statement that Rom is a better striker than Rooney was is hard to pass. But you're right, you have as much a right to that opinion as much as Rom as a right to his opinion that he belongs to the Juve's and Barcas
  7. Apr 5, 2019

    Shark @NotShark

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    He's 35.
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    SquishyMcSquish Full Member

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    I think the most important thing about this Lukaku debate is that somebody actually used the phrase 'facts not feelings' in a football discussion.

    Humanity is doomed.
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    Apr 10, 2019

    Djemba-Djemba Full Member

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    He tried hard.

    He's just not good enough.

    He fails to make impact in 99% of big games because he lacks that quality needed.
  10. Apr 10, 2019

    PoTMS Full Member

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    Thought he played relatively well. Held the ball up and caused all sorts of problems for Pique and Lenget. He shouldn't have been taken off. Lingard and Rashford were even worse.
  11. Apr 10, 2019

    sullydnl Ross Kemp's caf ID

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    Was okay. Certainly deserves his spot in our current best eleven given how Rashford and Martial looked.

    Whatever happens in the summer happens.
  12. Apr 10, 2019

    AndyJ1985 New Member

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    Another one who tries but has very little ability. Our squad is full of them.
  13. Apr 10, 2019

    el3mel Full Member

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    He's poor. Pretty poor.

    The guy's seasons have always been a period in which he scores a lot then goes missing for some months before scoring again a few in 3 or 4 successive games, then back to being invisible and so on.
  14. Apr 10, 2019

    11101 Full Member

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    He grew into the game after a poor start and he puts the effort in but he's just not good enough. Not a single shot, key pass or successful dribble all game.
  15. Apr 10, 2019

    FootyGirl88

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    He's not good enough for the level we're trying to achieve
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Indeed, we lost what little threat we had as soon as he came off
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    His games against the top sides consists of him holding the ball up down the line, turning and playing a 5 yard pass to the fullback.
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    This game was a level too high for him in terms of quality.
  19. Apr 10, 2019

    Ashley R1+O New Member

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    Held the ball up well when we had it, he's improved massively in the last couple of months. Playing him up front next to someone doesn't really make sense though, the service to him is absolutely atrocious 95% of the time and it moves the player who is supposed to be there to link up play behind him, up beside him. Not really sure about that at all.
  20. Apr 10, 2019

    2mufc0 Full Member

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    Good hold up play shame Rahsford and Pogba were trash around him. We lost any real purpose going forward when he came off, just ended up crossing balls into Martial. Rashford should have come off instead.
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  21. Apr 10, 2019

    Ace of Spades Full Member

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    See, the problem I have with him is that while he played decent, when the chances are not presented to him on a platter, he really does not do anything spectacular, hell he does not even try. I don't mind players who try something outrageous from time to time, it is a bit weird that he almost never even tries. Even our CBs have a pop at times when they are in a position to do so.
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    Ballache Full Member

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    He should have stayed on, better than Rashford tonight.
  23. Apr 10, 2019

    OldTrevil Full Member

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    Against such a shaky barca CB partnership, we needed a striker who is nimble, quick and confident on the ball to hold it and run at them constantly. It was never a Lukaku game but there was no other option apart from risking Martial again coming from injury
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    Thought he did well and shouldve stayed on. Delivery from the flanks from everyone was so bad that he couldn't get on the end of any chances unfortunately.
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    Hawks2008 Full Member

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    Was better than Rashford and should have stayed on.
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    I thought that was useless, he didn't necessarily play badly but he just had no use in this game, he offered nothing. That probably sounds overly harsh because he didn't make any massive mistakes he just didn't really do anything.
  27. Apr 10, 2019

    spiriticon Full Member

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    I didn't even realise he was on the pitch until 25 minutes into the match.
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    abdo99 Full Member

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    Not good enough. The level of service required for him is not even possible for messi to find him. The only thing he can do is receive a long ball into a channel and lay it off to a FB. Can't dribble or receive ball on half turn and commit a defender. Very limited striker and a bad watch.
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    BrianMcClair'sBarnet New Member

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    This.
    Felt Lukaku was growing into the game more and more in the 2nd half.
    Silly decision in taking him off.
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    Kostov Full Member

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    He was better than Rashford but he was subbed instead. Baffling by Solskjaer.
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    Rifer Full Member

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    Tch. Back to his lazy performance again.

    He's too relax, no desire/fighting spirit/urgency.

    Where's the consistent serious Lukaku of last season that always perform like he's having something to prove, like a player with ambition.

    Disappointing.
  32. Apr 10, 2019

    mu4c_20le Full Member

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    We really cannot rely on him to be our 9. Those 'stepovers' and then a cross into the keeper pretty much sums up his night.
  33. Apr 10, 2019

    Patrick08 New Member

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    Should have played 90 mins, we could have got something. Rashford was never going to score tonight.
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    Patrick08 New Member

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    Not that bad, but not too good either as much you criticised.
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    kundalini Full Member

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    I was disappointed by his performance tonight. Didn't win enough physical duels, a couple of strange crosses straight to their keeper, never quite fast enough to make interceptions.
  36. Apr 10, 2019

    Oscar.Z.Acosta Full Member

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    I like Rom as a human being (which, after all, is far more important than being a good footballer), but he’s just not good enough when compared to players like Aguero or Kane.
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    m1tch Full Member

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    If he could run about like Rashford then that would make up for his shortcomings. He's definitely the better finisher but can't see his style of play working at United going forward.
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    Cliche Guevara Full Member

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    I didn’t think he had a bad game, but have to conclude he’s not right for us.
  39. Apr 10, 2019

    tomaldinho1 Full Member

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    I forgot he started in honesty. Just doesn't offer anything - if he gets the ball on a plate he's a decent finisher but we had zero goal threat tonight. When Martial came on at least he made the run that opened them up, unfortunately he didn't get the shot off but I can't remember any other time we even had a decent effort.
  40. Apr 10, 2019

    Devil may care Full Member

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    Had a couple of decent moments in the first half but didn't offer nearly enough for a Manchester United #9.
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