Former City star warns Lukaku off Man Utd move

Date published: Friday 6th May 2016 3:22

Romelu Lukaku: Criticized for poor display against Italy.

Romelu Lukaku: Criticized for poor display against Italy.

Former Manchester City striker Shaun Goater has told Romelu Lukaku to carefully consider whether a move to Manchester United is best for his career.

Goater, 46, spent a year as a youth player at United before going on to become a club icon at Rotherham, Man City and Bristol City.

“It’s interesting because Lukaku could be like a Wilfried Bony” said Goater, speaking to 888sport.

“He could be thinking that he wants to go to United to win things but he should also reflect on players like Bony and consider if he goes there will he be playing regularly?”

“He looks like a player who can get United a lot of joy but it depends on the philosophy of the team.

“Louis van Gaal controls the tempo of the game so it’s not the in-your-face, get bodies in the box way and I don’t think Lukaku will suit them. He is a quality striker but he needs a lot of action and balls coming in around him.”

The Belgian striker has been linked with a switch to the Red Devils when it was revealed that his father was hoping he would move to there.

“I’m 23 next summer and it would be nice to play in the Champions League next season.”

Everton have struggled this season under Roberto Martinez, and certainly will not be near Champions League football come the end of the season.

Lukaku’s father earlier urged his son to join Manchester United or Bayern Munich.

And the striker continued: “It’s my dad’s point of view, those are the teams that he likes.

“It’s good to hear. Of course, it means people are keeping an eye on you, but I have an agent who is dealing with this for me.

“I just want to be good, help my team-mates win the games and score a lot of goals.”

Roger Lukaku had told Belgium’s Het Laatste Nieuws: “I see that there is interest from Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Chelsea and Manchester United.

“He’s ready. In my eyes Rom has to join Bayern or Manchester United.

“United are a team under construction with no real focus. Bayern Munich are a machine where he can rotate well. The only condition is if Robert Lewandowski leaves.”

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    Oli Fisher
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    Former Manchester City striker Shaun Goater has told Romelu Lukaku to carefully consider whether a move to Manchester United is best move.

    [See the full post at: Former City star urges Lukaku to consider Devils switch]

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    alex_the_red
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    I’ve never seen you post before until recently, but the posts I have seen from you are about real rubbish articles. Step it up.

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    homerjay540
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    Hard to believe he’s only going on 23. Quality player. Has power, pace and is a very good finisher. Whats more, signing him would negate Fellaini’s only good attribute – jumping and heading ability. I’d be happy if he was made our no. 1 marquee signing target and we sold Fellaini.

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    homerjay540
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    As for Goater’s comments, ‘he may become another wilfried bony’ – absolute rubbish! He is a much better striker than bony ever was and he’ll have to compete with Rashford for a place. Bony was up against Aguerro – probably one of the top 3 strikers in the world!
    And I wouldn’t be concerned in the slightest if he cost us £65 million. He has over 10 years of top level football left in him. Rather than signing many players for about £20 million, we should be targeting the very best young players around.

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    Zico
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    Not sure if Lukaku is the right man for Man United.
    Sure,he is a powerful quality striker but is he mobile enough? Not in my opinion.

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    CM
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    I’ve never seen you post before until recently, but the posts I have seen from you are about real rubbish articles. Step it up.

    Alex- That is harsh. He is just reporting daily news. What you may not find interesting, may interest someone else.

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    Ackb050
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    60-65 million surely we could buy lewandoski or another top player.

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