Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes Label Lukaku “disappointing” After United Draw 0-0 With Valencia

Romelu Lukaku
Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand and legendary midfielder, Paul Scholes, have lashed out at Romelu Lukaku, labelling him “disappointing” and “a dream” following United 0-0 draw with Valencia on Tuesday night.
Ferdinand and Scholes watched as Lukaku went a fifth game for United without scoring.
Ferdinand, suggested the Belgian striker needed to position himself more intelligently, because he is currently simple to defend against.

In an interview with BT Sport, he said: “When the ball is developing more in central areas of the pitch he just stands and really he’s got to be moving even if he’s sometimes standing offside.

“Make defenders think and at the moment defenders are seeing exactly where he is, he’s not moving so you know what he’s doing and for a defender that’s a dream.

“You need players moving in behind, making your defender changing position and changing the eyeline.”

Scholes also said Lukaku needed to do more to help those making passes forward.

He added: “Lukaku is disappointing. His movement is non-existent at the minute. It looks like he needs coaching and telling where to run into.


“There was a couple of occasions when Paul’s [Pogba] hit good balls into him but they are not balls he is making a run for, they are balls that he’s been made to chase and Paul needs that. Midfield players need that.”

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