Jose Mourinho is set to keep the faith with misfiring striker Romelu Lukaku, saying that his poor of form is due to a lack of confidence.
The Manchester United striker has now not scored in his last eight outings and has only managed to score four goals for the club this season so far.
Not only has his lack of goals started to become a problem for the Red Devils, but his overall game has come into question too, with a number of pundits slating his work-rate and his touch, which is at times looks as heavy as he does.
However, with Lukaku’s former side Everton up next for United, Jose Mourinho has said he doesn’t have much option but to continue selecting the Belgian in virtually every game.
“In this moment we’re not in the best situation to think about resting players or finding solutions,” Mourinho told his pre-match press conference.
“The solution now is to play with the players we have.
“I don’t think our coach Michael Carrick can play as a striker, so I could not give Lukaku a break against Juventus.
“Or we decide to give a rest to Lukaku, who plays as a striker then… Marcus Rashford? And who plays as a winger?”
However, Mourinho said that he feels his number nine is simply lacking confidence, and it could be something that is fixed by getting back among the goals.
“I always feel the (next) game is the game (he will score),” he added.
“I feel that every game.
“One day it will be, he will score and one day his confidence levels will be back to normal, which clearly they are not there.”