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Jose Mourinho jokes about Romelu Lukaku’s goalscoring drought and suggests bizarre solution

The Belgian forward has scored just one goal in his last eleven matches

Romelu Lukaku probably hasn’t found his lack of goalscoring form particularly amusing.

The Belgian forward has scored just once in his has eleven games and missed a glorious chance against Watford last night so compound his current problems.

How did you mess that one up, Rom?

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How did you mess that one up, Rom?

Man United won the game at Vicarage Road 4-2 and so Jose Mourinho thought it appropriate to joke about Lukaku’s poor form.

The Old Trafford boss responded to questions about the 24-year-old’s performance by slating his unbranded, all black boots.

Man United boss Jose Mourinho believes he has found the solution to Romelu Lukaku's goalscorer woes

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Lukaku stepped out in plain black boots last night

Mourinho said: “I think he needs a big contract with his boots because he doesn’t have a contract with any brand.

“That’s why he’s playing in black boots.”

The Special One believes his star striker needs a new boot deal

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Yeah, that must be it…

One man making up for Lukaku’s barren run over recent days in Ashley Young.

The veteran’s deflected strike sealed the points over Brighton on Saturday, and he produced two stunners on Tuesday to help down his former side.


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After a fine half-volleyed opener, he went one better as he curled home a free-kick into the top corner to leave his boss stunned.

The 32-year-old appeared to be on his way out of Old Trafford earlier this year, but he has become one of the first names on Mourinho’s team sheet this season.

And the ‘Special One’ believes that Young is performing “better than ever” for his side.

He told Match of the Day: “Ashley Young trains at free-kicks and his conversion rate in training is good, so it was good he had the confidence to try it, after scoring the first goal.

“I was surprised that Paul Pogba gave him permission.

“At his age, Young’s playing better than ever and I couldn’t be more happy with him.”

Ashley Young is doing his best to take the pressure of his team-mate in front of goalGet him on the plane to the World Cup!