Manchester United have had a mixed start to the season so far. After losing two of their first three games, they looked to have gotten their season back on track with wins over Burnley, Watford and 3-0 away win against Young Boys in their Champions League opener. However, yesterday’s lack-luster performance against Wolves, indicated that the Red Devils’ problems still haven’t gone away, as they struggled to breakdown the opposition.
While there has been a lot of blame to go around among the United squad, one player who has copped more than his fair share of criticism, is Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku. Although the 25-year-old has hit the back of the net four times this season, he has missed several gilt-edged chances and his hold up play hasn’t always been up to scratch.
Frustratingly for United fans, Lukaku missed another sitter against Wolves yesterday as United were held to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. When a ball that was played into the box by Shaw, was flicked on by Martial, it fell perfectly for the Belgian striker who was completely unmarked just outside the six-yard-box. However, Lukaku inexplicably decided to just stop and allow the Wolves defenders to intercept.
United fans would have been massively frustrated at how the striker didn’t even make an effort to connect with the ball, and by the looks of it, so was his teammate Marouane Fellaini. The midfielder threw his hands up in the air in frustration, flabbergasted at Lukaku’s lethargy in the box. His reaction pretty much summed up the way United fans must have felt about the missed chance.
Check out Lukaku’s howler and Fellaini’s reaction below:
If United are to mount a title challenge this season, they certainly need their number 9 to improve his form in front of goal.