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Man Utd news: Martin Keown makes surprise Romelu Lukaku claim | Football | Sport

Those are the thoughts of former Arsenal defender-turned-pundit Martin Keown.

Lukaku netted the only goal of the game in Manchester United’s 1-0 victory over Bournemouth on Wednesday night, but he refused to celebrate his strike.

However, after an electrifying start to his Old Trafford career, the Belgian has been quieter over the past couple of months, and has netted just three times in his past 10 Premier League outings.

The 24-year-old has already had his fair share of criticism this term.

But Keown has dismissed the idea of Lukaku being akin to a ‘flat-track bully’.

“No. I think his failure to score against United’s top-six rivals is linked to the way they play against these sides,” Keown told the Daily Mail.

“When United have scored counter-attacking goals against these sides, it is the likes of Lingard, Martial and Rashford who tend to benefit.

“Lukaku has been unlucky in these games.”

United, who are 11 points behind Manchester City in the table, face West Brom next on Sunday (2.15pm).

After the Baggies, United take on Bristol City in the first leg of their EFL Cup quarter-final tie on Wednesday (8pm).


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