Premier League legend Alan Shearer thinks Man United players, Ander Herrera and Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic are to blame for striker Romelu Lukaku’s struggles at the club this season.
High expectation upon arrival
The Belgium international striker joined Manchester United in a £75million move from rivals Everton in the summer window.
The United striker netted 10 goals in his opening nine matches in a Manchester United jersey to temporarily silence his numerous critics.
The 24-year-old forward had failed to score against Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Spurs before the visit of the defending Premier League champions last Sunday.
He ended that run with the equalizer to cancel out Willian’s opener before the summer signing assisted Jesse Lingard to score a second-half winning goal.
Midfield duo to blame
Former Newcastle forward Alan Shearer feels Matic and Herrera haven’t created enough chances for Lukaku to bring the best out of the former Everton forward.
The Red Devils hoisted themselves above Merseyside giants Liverpool and into second spot on the Log last weekend.
The Old Trafford giants will take on Spanish La Liga giants Sevilla in the return leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 fixture on 13 March following a 0-0 draw in earlier this month in Spain.