Lukaku: 'You can't judge me as the finished article'

Lukaku: 'You can't judge me as the finished article'

Anthony Martial had earlier been denied from a penalty by Svilar but after his replacement Marcus Rashford won the second spot-kick of the game both Romelu Lukaku and substitute Ander Herrera demanded to take it.

Former Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder Ray Wilkins believes the absence of Paul Pogba has had an effect on Romelu Lukaku's form.

Romelu Lukaku was on fine form upon arriving from Everton in a £75m deal in the summer, notching 11 goals in his first 10 appearances for the club.

It is the striker's longest barren run for almost 18 months, but Scholes insists the 24-year-old is not entirely to blame.

"I think a lot of people are judging me as the finished article", Lukaku has offered as a response in an interview with Sky Sports.

He told BT Sport: "I think if Pogba comes back he'll make a difference to the way they play".

"Pogba will make a difference and be more positive". While he has provided assists in recent weeks, it has been six games since his last goal. Lukaku is having to do a lot for himself but Pogba will make the difference.

An unfortunate hamstring injury picked up in a Champions League meeting with Basel has kept Pogba out of 11 fixtures and counting. They can play one-twos and look for Lukaku's runs.

The forward will have the flawless chance to end that run when Manchester United go up against Chelsea on Sunday, the club who first introduced the 24-year-old to English football.

'I think the criticism came from the Liverpool game where his hold-up play wasn't great. But I want to be a creator - I want to have more assists.

"He has to be strong and use his frame and he does have to get better, but he does need support as well". It appeared like Jose Mourinho finally assembled a Manchester United team capable enough to subdue their rivals in domestic as well as continental cups.