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Manchester United Can't Win The Premier League With Romelu Lukaku - Paul Scholes

Manchester United Legend Paul Scholes has revealed he doubts if the club can win the Premier League with Romelu Lukaku as their lead striker.

Since his move from Everton to Manchester United in 2017, Lukaku has scored 20 goals in 44 matches for the club.

He has scored only four goals this season for United but his last was on September 15.

He’s since gone six games without scoring for his club but he did score twice for Belgium against Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League last week.

This weekend, Lukaku will face his former club Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with United in need of three points to keep up with the title race.

But Scholes doesn't believe Lukaku has enough quality to lead United To their first title since 2013.

“I’m just not sure you are ever going to win the league with a goal scorer like him,” he told ESPN.

“I don't think his play outside of the box is good enough.

“I’m not sure if he works hard enough but he's still a young man who has done welland scored a lot of goals.

“He's quick and strong, but Lukaku is one of many United players who look like they're short of confidence.

“I don't think he realises how good he can be, but he needs help because who else can play centre-forward at United now?"

When it was suggested Anthony Martial or Marcus Rashford could play up front, Scholes added: “Maybe, but they look like wingers. And they're getting slagged off by the manager.

“We had four centre-forwards -- [Andy] Cole, Teddy [Sheringham], Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] and [Dwight] Yorke -- and when they through bad spells, which every footballer does, someone else waswaiting to come in.

“That helped their performances because they knew that if they didn't perform then they would be taken off.

“Maybe Lukaku needs that, too.”


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