By James, Michael Igiri
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has expressed his disappointment at reactions from the stands in his post-match chat and feels Lukaku deserves respect from the club’s supporters for what he brings to the team.
The Belgian international drew groans from the United crowd on Saturday as the hosts battled to break down Tottenham, before his flick header sent Anthony Martial away to score a late winner at Old Trafford.
Lukaku who made a blistering start to his United career after an off-season signing from Everton, scored 7 goals in his first seven premiere league games but has however failed to find the back of the net in his last five outings for Mourinho’s side, while he struggled to make an impact in the goalless draw at Liverpool.
“The fans paid their ticket,” said Mourinho, “ They are free to express themselves the way they want, but my job is to protect my players and I think Romelu is one of the players that should be untouchable in terms of requests from everyone,” the Portuguese coach told the press on Monday.
The Red Devil boss believes the Belgian striker deserves praises from the fans, describing his efforts so far as fantastic, giving the fact that playing football for a striker is not just about scoring goals.