Published: Sat, March 03, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

I deserve more respect for scoring record, says Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku

I deserve more respect for scoring record, says Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku

"I think we have enough quality as we saw on Sunday and we showed it against Barcelona". And I think that's just going to breed more of his confidence because he's on a run of goals at the minute - so long may that continue - because we've got some big games.

Lukaku, for his long drawn career spanning over 357 games and scoring 167 goals, is yet to bag a trophy in senior football.

"I think all of us, especially that top five, are probably all going to be there or thereabouts come the end of the season".

Kane is leading the way and I don't think anyone will stop the Tottenham man from finishing the season as the league's top scorer once again.

"Maybe out-think him occasionally, but I think he's a proper handful". I started playing when I was 16.

Even Matic himself got a giggle out of the whole affair.

"But if it were to happen more often. that makes it so much easier for a centre forward to cause problems".

Willian had given the visitors the lead in the first half, but Romelu Lukaku soon equalised for Mourinho's men.

He told the BBC: "People will continuously go back to the fact about whether he's scored against this one or that one - because that (his record against the big teams) is there for everyone to see". Today we decide to play against them with four at the back, not five, and to play with four at the back the work of Scott and Matic was absolutely crucial in the control of Hazard and Willian positions and even so we are not ideal because they are phenomenal players.

"He has scored a lot of goals but the big games, big nights, big moments, he needs to produce".

"Other players - Nemanja Vidic at times, Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, myself - all players who have played 400, 500 or 600 games for the club have been dropped". As TV cameras picked up, Bailley headed straight over to Matic and handed him the note, which he read and then put away, preventing rival Willian from seeing despite the Brazilian's best efforts.

"He just has to do it all the time, because he's capable of doing it all the time but he doesn't".

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