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Romelu Lukaku: The Answer to the Problems That Manchester United Face

Updated on July 8, 2017

Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku plays for the Belgian National team and is considered to be one of the best strikers that are active currently in the footballing world. Debuting at the tender age of 16, Lukaku turned out to be a hit as he immediately became the top scorer as Anderlecht went on to claim the Belgian Championship. He was spotted by Chelsea who signed him in 2011. However, with several options at their disposal, Lukaku could not get enough playing time in his initial season. He spent the following two seasons on loan at West Brom and Everton after which Everton signed him up for a club record fee.

He has a physical style of play and is constantly on the shoulders of the centre backs. His tenacity has grown by the day and his finishing has improved a great deal since he left Chelsea. With 25 goals in the Premier League last season, it was only a matter of time before the big clubs came knocking. However, was the drama that unfolded over Lukaku on expected lines?


Manchester United

Since the season Sir Alex Ferguson has retired, The Red Devils have found the going tough in front of the goal. Sample this:In 2012-13 season,the club managed 86 goals in the Premier league. This is to be noted that this was Sir Alex's last game in charge of the club. In each of the following four season, Man Utd's goal tally have gone on decreasing with 64, 62, 49 and 54 goals respectively.

This is a matter of huge concern for some huge reasons. First of all, this team has been built on the principle of 'ATTACK'. Suddenly, you cannot expect the same team to be defensive and expect the same results. The defense has always been the weak point. This defense has the capability to keep out opponents and finish off matches, but this very same defense cannot shut shop and wait for their strikers to pounce on a mistake that their opponents may commit.

Secondly, This team has a huge array of attacking talent in Ibrahimovic, Mata, Rooney, Herrera, Mkhitaryan and so on who are excellent playmakers in their own rights. However, the finishing has lacked because of the ageing strike force. It was high time that the Red Devils would address this issue. Last season, Zlatan was impeccable. However, you cannot put the entire expectations of your team on a 35 year old warhorse. So, the search for a new forward was to be launched.

Whom to sign?

The end of last season witnessed the beginning of transfer rumours. It was assumed that Chelsea were about to sign Romelu Lukaku and Manchester United were steadfast in their pursuit of Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid.

I believe that if and when Lukaku completes his transfer to the Red Devils, it will be a perfect signing for the club because of the premier league experience that he possesses. Alvaro Morata is no doubt one of the most talented players currently available, but we have seen so many players take a long time to adjust to the pace of the Premier League. Signing Lukaku takes off that risk since he is a proven performer in the League.

It will also be a stage for Lukaku to prove that he is indeed there for the long haul. He also will have a point to prove to Jose Mourinho, the manager of Manchester United since he was the one who sold Lukaku to Everton while he was in charge at Chelsea. All in all, I believe that Manchester United are on their way to complete one of the best dealings in a very long time.

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