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Scholes: Manchester United won’t win the league with Lukaku

Paul Scholes thinks that Manchester United will not win the Premier League title again while Romelu Lukaku is their main striker.

Despite being just 25, Lukaku is already comfortably within the Premier League 100 club thanks to the 105 goals for West Brom, Everton and Manchester United, and he is already the all-time leading goalscorer for Belgium with 45 goals in 79 international appearances.

However, the former Chelsea striker has often been accused of being a flat-track bully, scoring goals for fun against the so-called smaller sides but struggling to hit the net against the big boys.

Now, United legend Paul Scholes has said that his former club will not add to their impressive haul of 13 Premier League titles while the burly Belgian as their main striker, because his play outside of the box is simply not good enough.

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“I’m just not sure you are ever going to win the league with a goal scorer like him. I don’t think his play outside of the box is good enough,” Scholes told ESPN.

“Lukaku is one of many United players who look like they’re short of confidence. I don’t think he realises how good he can be, but he needs help because who else can play centre-forward at United now?”

Lukaku scored 27 goals in 51 games in his debut campaign at Old Trafford, and already has four so far this season. He has an opportunity to notch a goal against one of the top six in his next outing, with United heading to Stamford Bridge to face his former side, Chelsea, at the weekend.

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