Manchester United Won’t Win Premier League With Romelu Lukaku, Says Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes has cast doubt over Manchester United’s title credentials with Romelu Lukaku leading the line. The Manchester United legend believes the Belgium international lacks the link-up play to thrive at Old Trafford and questioned his workrate. Lukaku has scored 20 Premier League goals in 40 starts since his arrival at the club, including four goals this season, but Scholes is not convinced he is good enough at the moment to spearhead the United attack singlehandedly. ‘I’m just not sure you are ever going to win the league with a goal scorer like him,’ he told ESPN.
Scholes criticised Lukaku (Picture: VCG)
‘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 well and 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 put to him that Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford could play up front, he 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 was waiting 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.’