Alan Shearer tells Romelu Lukaku to ignore bashing from Thierry Henry
Former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer has advised Romelu Lukaku to ignore recent criticism – particularly from Thierry Henry – about his playing style.
The Belgium international has been in prolific form for the Red Devils so far this season, scoring in each of the first two games of the Premier League campaign.
Lukaku’s move to Old Trafford was followed by some criticism that he was not clinical enough to lead United’s frontline.
And despite scoring three goals in the league thus far, former Arsenal star Thierry Henry has picked out flaws in the 24-year-old’s touch and movement upfront on Sky Sports.
However, Shearer insists Lukaku has no reason to adjust his game based on the words of critics.
“On Saturday, there was some criticism about his movement in the link-up play.” Shearer said
“Yet [Jose] Mourinho said in the summer he was not interested in all that and he was not that type of player,”
“He just wanted a goalscorer operating in and around the box to put the ball away. All this business about strikers dropping deep to link up play is overrated in my opinion anyway.
“In my time at Newcastle, if we were going through a bad spell I found myself dropping deeper to help my team-mates.
“But at the same time, this was negating my greatest strength. When we were playing well and I was on the shoulder of the last defender, we were dangerous.”https://www.fanchesterunited.com/alan-shearer-tells-lukaku-ignore-bashing-thierry-henry/