Jose Mourinho is concerned that Romelu Lukaku’s drop in shape for Manchester United is a results of his summer time signing placing on an excessive amount of muscle lately.
Lukaku signed for an preliminary £75m from Everton this yr and began his Guy United profession in sensationally just right shape. He netted 11 objectives in his first 10 video games to look propel him to the highest of the goalscoring charts within the Premier League.
Since September, even though, the goalscoring has dried up moderately. Targets towards AFC Bournemouth and West Bromwich Albion have been match-winning ones for United, however the goal-a-game that got here to be anticipated from the Belgian is now not taking place, as may have been have predicted.
Neil Custis claims in a Solar unique that Mourinho ‘fears’ Lukaku has ‘misplaced his tempo’ after bulking up an excessive amount of.
The Solar declare that Lukaku’s ‘pput on nearly part a stone’ since becoming a member of United this summer time, main the membership to be ‘apprehensive’ about his tempo.
United’s medical doctors have reportedly informed Mourinho that the part a stone received is solely muscle and now not fats, as can be a larger fear, however Mourinho is attributing Lukaku’s deficient goalscoring run to this building up in weight.
In a extra attention-grabbing perception, Mourinho has additionally allegedly informed Lukaku to play additional ahead.
He’s criticised the Belgian, in keeping with Custis, about ‘merely now not enjoying some distance sufficient ahead’ and Mourinho is now ‘bored to death’ with having to repeatedly instruct Lukaku to stick additional upfield in video games from the sideline.