Jose Mourinho has brushed off any concerns about Romelu Lukaku’s scoring record opposite a Premier League’s heavyweights.
Lukaku has netted 21 goals in all competitions for Manchester United this season, though nothing of those has come opposite any of a tip 8 teams in a Premier League.
It was a critique leveled opposite a Belgian general during his Everton and West Brom days, with usually 15 of his 85 joining goals entrance opposite Man United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal or Spurs.
However, Mourinho has been gratified with Lukaku’s form after his £75million summer pierce from Everton and is not endangered by a statistics.
Mourinho said: “I’m not disturbed – 21 goals is not bad during all. we don’t magnitude a players’ performances a same approach we do.
“I have other points of research and I’m happy with Romelu’s opening when he doesn’t measure goals.”
United accommodate Chelsea on Sunday, with Mourinho austere that a revisit of his former bar is an critical compare for Champions League qualification, even if a pretension isn’t on a line.
“For a past 10-15 years, Manchester United and Chelsea, large matches, and this is one some-more though opposite resources since many times they were matches for a title,” he added.
“This time we consider we have both, us and them, to determine that’s not a case. But we play both for top-four and it’s a large diversion eccentric of what is during stake.”
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