Owen: People thought Lukaku was an ‘all-time great’

Date published: Friday 17th November 2017 8:34

Michael Owen has backed Romelu Lukaku to end his goalscoring drought, but says people got too excited about his scoring run.

Lukaku has gone seven Manchester United games without a goal, as the club’s attack has become sludgy.

The Belgian went away on international duty and promptly scored three goals in two games, and Owen believes that he will soon start scoring again for United.

But the former Manchester United striker also says that he would prefer Lukaku not to score in bursts of goals.

“He will score 25 goals-plus. I am sure he will. I think it is just a minor blip. He has a good record over the years against Newcastle,” Owen said.

“At Everton, he would score in groups. He’d get a hat-trick, then a two and a four and a three, then he wouldn’t score.

“I would prefer my striker to score one every game than in clumps like that, but someone will be on the end of a two or three-goal bashing by him very soon.

“A few weeks ago, everyone was ­wondering whether he’d be breaking records, he had such a good start.

“We were asking if he’d ­become an all-time great ­because he was scoring relentlessly. He took to United like a duck to water and ­everything was perfect. Then all of a sudden a question mark comes.”

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