Redknapp explains how Lukaku can become a Man Utd great

Joe Williams
Romelu Lukaku Manchester United

Jamie Redknapp thinks Romelu Lukaku can become a “great” Manchester United forward if he starts delivering in the big games.

Lukaku scored twice for United as they beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 on Wednesday night to go through to the Champions League quarter-finals on the away goal rule.

The Belgium international took his tally to six goals in his last three matches following braces in the Premier League against Crystal Palace and Southampton.

“He is brimming with confidence after back-to-back braces against Crystal Palace and Southampton,” Redknapp told the Daily Mail.

“If he wants to prove that he can lead the line for United, he now needs to show he can deliver on the biggest stages.

“At his best, defenders cannot handle Lukaku’s pace and physicality, but he often lacks the clever movement and ability to sniff out a chance in the penalty area that you need to be a top-quality forward.

“United need him to start delivering in the big games, starting on Sunday at Arsenal, which is shaping up to be a shootout for the top four.

“Score the decisive goal in this huge game and Lukaku will go a long way to proving that he can be a great Manchester United forward.”