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Lukaku blames poor start to season on ‘World Cup slump.’

Romelu Lukaku has suggested a ‘World Cup slump’ could be behind the forward’s struggles so far this season.

Lukaku scored 27 goals in his debut season at Manchester United, but after being part of the Belgium side that reached the World Cup semi-finals in the summer, has struggled to replicate last season’s success so far this year.

“After the World Cup, I think I really was like a bit tired,” Lukaku told the Times.

“But, you know, I had the same thing in 2014 after the World Cup when I came back to Everton I was really in a slump after the World Cup.

“So, now I think I am in a decent level again and ready to go again. Me and the medical staff, we did like a lot of tests to see what was the problem and stuff. Also I had a hamstring injury, which is something that never happens to me.”

Lukaku scored in United’s 4-1 win over Fulham on Saturday, his second goal in three league games. United next face a trip to the Mestalla to face Valencia in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

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