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Owen: Lukaku not the greatest finisher in the World

Michael Owen has admitted that he is not overly impressed with the finishing ability of Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.

Former Liverpool and Man United striker Owen may be more famous for the ridiculous things things he says as a pundit these days, but in his youth he was one of the deadliest finishers the English top flight has ever seen and holds the record for being the youngest player to notch 100 Premier League goals.

Belgium international Lukaku hasn’t found the net in his last eight outings for the Red Devils and Owen believes the 25-year-old is struggling with the intense scrutiny that comes with playing for such a big club.

“When you play for one of the biggest clubs in the world you get shown up more if your touch isn’t great or your hold-up play isn’t great,” Owen said on Robbie Savage’s Premier League Breakfast.

“There is no hiding place. At certain clubs people only see the positives.

“Your all-round game has to be spot on and you have to take chances and link the game. I wouldn’t say Lukaku is the greatest finisher in the world but he gets a lot of chances.

“He is still one of those raw types of centre forward who you think can improve with age and experience.”

Manchester United face Lukaku’s former club Everton in their next Premier League game this Sunday at Old Trafford.

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