By 90Min
November 27, 2017

Martin Keown has urged Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho to drop his misfiring striker Romelu Lukaku to give the Belgian incentive to reignite his early season form for the Red Devils.

Lukaku started the season in sensational form, notching 10 goals in nine games for United and looking well worth the £75m they paid Everton to secure his service in the summer.

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However, in his last 10 games for the Red Devils, he has only managed to find the net once, leading to frustration over the big Belgian's dramatic dip in form.

Writing for the Daily Mail, Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes that Tuesday's match against Watford could be the perfect time to rest the striker, saying: "If Jose Mourinho wants to get Romelu Lukaku firing again, he needs his £75m striker to reach boiling point.

"I am not talking about a petulant reaction to a penalty-box wrestle with an opponent, but rather his performance.

"Give him some space so that he comes back an angry man, with some fight and determination. I have described Lukaku as a pussycat, whereas Manchester United want a lion on display, and we all know which animal Zlatan Ibrahimovic likes to compare himself to."

Should Lukaku find himself in the Manchester United lineup on Tuesday, many will be hoping the clash against Watford at Vicarage Road will see him make a return to the score sheet and kick start another run of fine goal scoring form.

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