Romelu Lukaku: 'Don't say I'm finished article'

  • Romelu Lukaku: 'Don't say I'm finished article'

Romelu Lukaku: 'Don't say I'm finished article'

Romelu Lukaku was on fine form upon arriving from Everton in a £75m deal in the summer, notching 11 goals in his first 10 appearances for the club.

He explained: "N'Golo Kante is going to be my only really defensive-minded player and I'd have Paul Pogba alongside him. The fans pay their ticket and they are free to express themselves the way they want", he said.

His performances have triggered some criticism from the Old Trafford faithful, but boss Jose Mourinho has stood by his star striker calling him untouchable in terms of his selection.

Lukaku will have the flawless opportunity to answer his critics this weekend when he faces former club Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

He's managed two goals in seven fixtures against Chelsea, with both goals coming within five minutes of each other in a 2016 FA Cup 6th round tie.

Lukaku said it is unfair to expect him to be flawless at this stage, adding, "You can't judge me as the finished article".

He added: "If United can dominate the midfield area where we don't let [Eden] Hazard get a lot of the ball and Pedro, then I think our centre halves can handle [Alvaro] Morata".

Since I was 11, I knew when he was the manager at Porto, I knew this guy had something. I can score goals with my left, with my right, with the head.

Lukaku wants to be a "creator" but it's hard to envisage him ever being employed as anything other than a number nine.

"So I think we've missed that to a certain degree and that's why we're not scoring as many goals as when we started the season".

'I want to make sure when my team is having difficulties they can count on me. "I want to win and I think here I'm at the flawless stage and at the ideal age where I can take my career to the next level".

"I want to be a victor", said Lukaku. You don't want to be having a go at him.