Tuesday 18 September 2018

Lukaku has to handle role: Giggs

United’s Romelu Lukaku. Pic: Getty Images
United’s Romelu Lukaku. Pic: Getty Images

Ryan Giggs has warned Romelu Lukaku he will have to deal with a whole new level of scrutiny at Manchester United. The Belgium striker joined United from Everton for £75m last Monday, snubbing champions Chelsea.

"Lukaku has been in the Premier League for last few years and regularly scored 20-plus, so I can see him scoring goals," Giggs said.

"But he's going to witness little things, like we've seen already - like not scoring on his debut (in the 5-2 win over the LA Galaxy on Saturday).

"He's going to be scrutinised like he's never been scrutinised before - but if he comes through that, I don't see why he won't score a lot of goals for United.

"You don't get as much space at United, teams defend in numbers, especially at Old Trafford. But you are in a team that is constantly attacking so he'll get more chances than he did at West Brom and Everton.

"But he has to handle the whole thing of being centre-forward at Manchester United, the one who makes the difference."

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