Though the Manchester United fans here in the Transfer Tavern have been impressed with the manner in which the club have improved of late. While the season hasn’t always been smooth sailing, life amongst our Red Devils is a relatively good one right now.
However, there remains a divisive figure amongst the punters propping up our bar right now. And it isn’t Jose Mourinho, funnily enough.
Summer signing Romelu Lukaku has endured a difficult time of things in recent weeks, despite his excellent start to the campaign. With only 1 goal in 10 games, many of our United-mad drinkers have been criticising the Belgian, especially since the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Still, Mourinho has leapt to the defence of his £75m signing, as revealed in a post on the club’s Twitter feed, claiming he’s playing exactly how he wants right now.
"The way Romelu wins the corner for the goal, the way he ended the game, making tackles in left-back positions, that's the mentality I want."
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 27, 2017
Well, as you can imagine, that provoked quite the reaction online. Having said that, here’s a closer look at what Man United fans were saying in response.
Did Jose sign a Defensive Striker?
— Fox Groove (@Tex_Timony) November 27, 2017
Foolish and partial Jose. Turning utd into something else. Sack him and get Marco Silva.
— onyeka benjamin (@onyekabenjamin5) November 27, 2017
I don't want a 70m striker playing left back Jose, there's only YOU that wants that …why not get a left back that isn't 32 that can last all game, maybe a young english lad, maybe called LUKE…more LUKE SHAW , less LUKAKU
— RedArmy (@mufc_zlatfan) November 27, 2017
Lukaku is absolutely useless. He cant control the ball, cant pass with his right or LEFT foot and worse, he cant score. Put Rashford back to number 9 Jose and SELL Lukaku!
— Mike Ochieng (@Ochizzl) November 27, 2017
We need him scoring goals
— Skylet Cehlani (@EricSkylet) November 27, 2017
As opposed to a striker who can actually do his job and score?, okay.
— Nnanna Egwu. (@nnanna_Gary) November 27, 2017