Ever since Manchester United recorded their first Premier League win in a while over the course of the weekend, the punters propping up our bar have been asking themselves a rather awkward question.
Indeed, our resident Red Devils were impressed with Jose Mourinho’s set-up against Everton on Sunday, particularly in terms of the fluidity of his frontline. The likes of Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard looked dangerous in an interchangeable attack, leading to some of our United-mad locals posing a somewhat difficult question to each other.
Are United better without Romelu Lukaku? With fast, clever attackers able to rip teams apart with clever movement, Mourinho’s men looked a different team entirely and, with the likes of Marcus Rashford and Henrikh Mkhitaryan also in the squad, perhaps such a tactic would be better suited to their squad.
Lukaku, despite a good start to life at Old Trafford, has endured a spate of criticism of late for his performances in bigger games and his style of play forces the Red Devils wide to cross in the box, not something that’s gone down particularly well at the Theatre of Dreams.
While the idea of catching Manchester City this season is out of reach, the notion of going into the next campaign with a fluid frontline able to compete with their rivals is interesting and perhaps something that could see Mourinho catch his great rival.
So, we’re asking our United-mad readers, is your side better without Lukaku?