Lukaku to be dropped
Jose Mourinho should consider dropping Romelu Lukaku.
That’s according to Craig Burley, who thinks that even if Mourinho doesn’t drop Lukaku, he’s still at risk.
Burley thinks that whoever comes in to replace Mourinho might not be as loyal to Lukaku.
He spoke about Lukaku and the Express report he said: “He’s one of a number of United players I think that once Jose Mourinho goes will have to be outed by the new regime.
“He’s a good player but I think watching him lately he’s not making the right runs.
“I wouldn’t say he was a clever striker, he’s big and powerful of course he is.
“He does get his ratio of goals of course, the graphic there will say it’s against the weaker teams.
“He will get a chance against the so-called bigger teams because they’ve got some big games coming up.”
Rashford could start
One player who could profit from Lukaku being dropped is Marcus Rashford.
The forward has often been left on the bench under Jose Mourinho.
However, if Lukaku is dropped, Burley thinks Rashford is the natural replacement.
He added: “But the other side of the coin is if he’s not playing well and he’s not making the runs, Rashford is a natural striker.
“They’ve got a replacement, yes he’s young but he’s an international.
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“He’s got experience, he’s quick, he’s clever, he’s not frightened to try anything.
“If Lukaku is not cutting it over the next game or two, he’s going to have to get him out of the team. Simple as that.”