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The Low Point Of Romelu Lukaku’s Manchester United Career Attracts Severe Criticism

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United in action with Nicolas Otamendi of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on December 10, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Tom Purslow/Man Utd via Getty Images)

A horrendous showing in the Manchester derby for Romelu Lukaku was seized upon by fans and pundits alike.

The Belgian has struggled for goals in recent months, scoring just two goals in his last 14 appearances for Manchester United, but he has enabled his teammates to score crucial goals in wins against Watford and Tottenham Hotspur.

His inability to score in big games against Liverpool and Chelsea has frustrated the United faithful, but that, coupled with his overall performance today, has attracted widespread scorn.

His role in giving the ball away in the build-up to both Manchester City goals was particularly highlighted.

 

 

Again left isolated in United’s attacking third, a golden chance came his way at 2-1 down via an Anthony Martial pass in the 85th minute. While City goalkeeper Ederson was rightly praised for a superb double save, some felt that it was a chance that someone bought for £75m should put away.

 

 

 

United now have a mountain to climb in order to overcome the now-eleven point deficit to Man City.

In order to do that, and to compete for the Champions League in the new year, the 24-year-old needs to put today behind him and attempt to reignite the goalscoring form that saw him score eleven goals prior to October.

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