Scholes: Man Utd Won’t Win Title with Lukaku

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Manchester United may never win the league with Romelu Lukaku as their main striker, according to former midfielder Paul Scholes.

Lukaku joined United in 2017 in a £75 million (€85m/$98m) deal and has since scored 31 goals in 62 games for the club.

The Belgium international has already netted four times in eight games this season, but Scholes is not convinced by the former Chelsea and Everton forward, insisting that he does not have the all-around game to truly be considered an elite forward.

I’m just not sure you are ever going to win the league with a goal scorer like him,” Scholes told ESPN. “I don’t think his play outside of the box is good enough.

“I’m not sure if he works hard enough but he’s still a young man who has done well and scored a lot of goals. He’s quick and strong, but Lukaku is one of many United players who look like they’re short of confidence.

“I don’t think he realises how good he can be, but he needs help because who else can play centre-forward at United now?”

Indeed, Scholes does not believe that either Anthony Martial or Marcus Rashford are able to step into the fold when Lukaku’s form dips, with Jose Mourinho insistent on playing both out wide.

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