Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has criticised the Red Devils supporters for their lack of support towards top scorer, Romelu Lukaku.
Lukaku made a £75m move from Everton this summer and since the very first day has been on the scoring sheet. But, for the last five matches in all opposition, the Belgian has not discovered the back of the net and delivered average performance against Liverpool and Spurs.
In spite of the fact that the striker has given a decent linkup play with his team-mates and almost broke his goal deadlock when he hit the post against Spurs, however, could just later helped to provide an assist to his team-mate Martial who scored the only winning goal of the match.
However, there has been a lot of criticism for his absence of goal scoring against big opponents however Mourinho now has come forward to the support of the attacker and recommended he was discouraged at the Belgian’s reception from the home side as he trusts the forward is giving sufficient commitment to his team’s gameplay.
He said: “I would like the supporters to explain to me why they don’t support him so much because he gives everything and I think it is not fair when scoring the goal or not scoring the goal makes the whole difference.
“I don’t think it is fair at all. So I’m a bit disappointed — but not with him. With him [I am] very pleased.”
Mourinho also reprimanded a portion of the fans in the stadium who expressed a negative response while he was substituting Rashford for Martial and declared that he is frustrated by such reaction.
“I really don’t understand some reactions why,” Mourinho told. “Are they [the fans] Red Devils? Sometimes I don’t know because they [Lukaku and Martial] work amazingly well. Today there were two strikers playing together against three top central defenders – the best we have in Europe – and their work was amazing. He scored with a bad shot but a bad shot sometimes can be a beautiful one.”
“Sometimes he [Martial] starts the match and his contribution is good. Maybe he is not scoring as many times as he does coming from the bench, but he is playing well, the same as Rashford, the same as Lukaku. I really don’t understand some reactions why.”