Jose Mourinho advised to drop huge Man United star

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.

That’s because Mourinho could well be sacked.

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.”

Marcus Rashford sent off vs Burnley

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 02: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United is consoled by Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United as he is sent off during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Manchester United at Turf Moor on September 2, 2018 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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.”

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