Dimitar Berbatov has launched a passionate defence of Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.
The Belgian striker has acquired criticism for his performances for the Purple Devils this season after going 12 video games with out a objective.
Lukaku ended his objective drought final weekend within the draw with Southampton and in addition discovered the again of the web in Saturday’s Four-1 win over Fulham.
Berbatov says he’s an enormous fan of Lukaku and believes Manchester United followers will see one of the best of him when he rediscovers his confidence.
Requested about Lukaku’s drought earlier within the season, Berbatov mentioned: ‘Why do individuals focus on issues like this?
‘Strikers are more than goals now. How is that going to help anyone? Don’t you suppose he is aware of that?’
Talking on Sky Sports activities’ Objectives on Sunday programme, the previous Manchester United striker added: ‘It is important [for him to score against Fulham], I’m certain he felt the reduction.
‘But I don’t perceive the focus ranges on him. This is sort of a negativity. How is that going to assist his confidence? It makes him low.
‘I like him a lot because he is good on the ball, he’s highly effective. If his first contact is not so good as another gamers then give him a ball he can deal with.
‘Keep that in mind. He needs the confidence to score goals.’
Berbatov additionally refused to criticise Jose Mourinho for Manchester United’s poor begin to the season.
Regardless of beating Fulham on Saturday, the Purple Devils stay solely sixth within the top-flight, eight factors outdoors of the highest 4 and 16 factors adrift of leaders Liverpool.
Requested whether or not Mourinho was the appropriate man for his former membership, Berbatov mentioned: ‘I can’t afford to offer opinions about managers who’re world-class.
‘He is the coach of Manchester United. I’m certain he’s doing his finest to succeed. He’s a winner.
‘I hear he’s superb together with his gamers. Everybody has completely different techniques to fireplace up his gamers.
‘This is his way. I hope they can continue to play like this because it was a good result and a good performance.’
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