Romelu Lukaku has been unfairly criticised for his performances for Manchester United this season according to Belgium boss Roberto Martinez
Romelu Lukaku has only managed six goals in all competitions in 2018-19
Despite his struggles at club level, the striker is a key part of Roberto Martinez’s Belgium side, scoring 14 goals in as many games in 2018. And the former Everton boss thinks the scrutiny on the striker’s scoring record for United is often unfairly used against him.
“There is a negative way of assessing Romelu’s performance for Manchester United,” he told The Sunday Times.
“When Rom scores, everyone expects him to score, and when he doesn’t, he is almost directly the reason United haven’t won. But Rom is ready for that challenge. He will never hide away. He understands what is expected of him.
“For Belgium, he has shown he’s one of the best number nines in the world and I don’t understand why he’s being treated in a manner which he doesn’t deserve.”