Muelensteen: Lukaku not good enough for Man Utd

Date published: Monday 8th May 2017 11:38

Former Manchester United assistant Rene Muelensteen boss says Romelu Lukaku is not good enough to make the move to Old Trafford.

Lukaku is widely expected to leave Everton this summer after telling a Belgian journalist in March he was not signing a new deal at Goodison.

Lukaku is at the top of the Premier League’s goalscoring charts with 24 goals and reports this morning have indicated the Belgian forward favours a move to United rather than returning to Chelsea.

However, Meulensteen, who was Sir Alex Ferguson’s No.2 believes 23-year-old nears more “finesse” in his game and thinks he would be “exposed” at United.

“Don’t get me wrong here, Lukaku has obviously had a fantastic season and he is a goalscorer,” Muelensteen told talkSPORT.

“But at a club like Manchester United you need more strings to your bow.

“What he needs to develop definitely is his game on the ball, in terms of quick combinations with his team-mates.

“That is where he falls short, I think, and it’s something that’s not as exposed at a club like Everton.

“But if you play at the highest level, your finesse on the ball in the final third, your decision making has to be absolutely spot on.

“Yes he would bring power, he would bring strength, but when you look over the years at the strikers United have had, does he fit in the same line of strikers? I don’t think so.”

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