Carra: Lukaku more like Van Nistelrooy than Drogba

Date published: Tuesday 26th September 2017 1:05

Romelu Lukaku is more like Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy than Didier Drogba, according to Jamie Carragher.

The Belgium international has scored seven goals in seven matches in all competitions for the Red Devils since joining for £75million from Everton in the summer.

Lukaku has been likened to Drogba by some due to his large physique but Carragher sees him as more of a poacher in the way he plays.

“Sometimes the way we speak about Lukaku is different to how we speak about Kane or Aguero,” Carragher told Monday Night Football.

“Sometimes people want a bit more from Lukaku. Because he came through at Chelsea and was a huge presence people thought he was going to replace Drogba but he’s not like Drogba.

“Drogba could be Man of the Match in a game he didn’t score in, he could dominate a whole back four by running channels and overpowering people.

“Lukaku is more like Ruud van Nistelrooy or Andy Cole.  For me his goalscoring record is phenomenal and will continue to be at Manchester United.

“The criticisms have to stop. His numbers are so good. He’s like Van Nistelrooy, he’s not Drogba. Just because he has the same physical attributes as him doesn’t mean he has to play like him.”

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