Mourinho concerned by Lukaku drought

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has not scored in eight matches and Jose Mourinho is worried.

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku   -  Getty Images

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admitted that he is concerned by Romelu Lukaku's goal drought after another blank against Juventus in the Champions League.

Lukaku and United were toothless as they were outclassed 1-0 by Juve at Old Trafford on Tuesday – the Belgian striker's scoreless streak for the club extending to eight matches.

The 25-year-old has scored four goals this season – all in the Premier League – though he has not found the back of the net since September 15 against Watford.

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"Yeah. No critics at all, a complete understanding the player is a fantastic professional that wants to give everything for the team, but I have to agree his moment is not sweet," Mourinho replied when asked if he was concerned by Lukaku's impotence.

"Not just with the goals that he is not scoring, but also in his confidence, in his movement, in his touch, he is not linking the game well with the team. But, he's our striker and a good striker and a striker we believe in."

"Could I play [Marcus] Rashford there? But then, I don't have a winger because in this moment we are in this difficult situation."

"He [Lukaku] is a hard-working guy, is a good professional, but one day the goal will arrive and the confidence will be back."