Romelu Lukaku has revealed he’s had to “lose muscle” in a bid to rediscover his best form this season.
Lukaku scored 27 goals in his debut season at Old Trafford but has struggled in front of goal throughout this season
But after scoring twice in his last two starts, the 25-year-old said a plan to lose some of the muscle gained at the World Cup was part of a process to get back to top form.
“It was at the World Cup,” he said after scoring his sixth goal of the season in the 4-1 win over Fulham.
“I just felt great and I think I played great over there, and then when I came back it is a different type of style.
“In the Premier League, I cannot play with the same amount of muscle as international football. That was something that, when I came back, I knew straight away: ‘Nah, nah, I cannot play in this style like this.’
“I had to lose muscle, basically. So you just stay out of the gym, drink a lot of water, and a lot of veg and fish and it helps.”