Romelu Lukaku has been fantastic for Manchester United since day one, he has already scored six goals in as many official matches this season, and with the Red Devils about to host Everton, Jose Mourinho was asked how probable he thinks it is for the Belgian striker to match Wayne Rooney’s record and become United’s all-time leading scorer.
It’s not just that Wayne arrived at United when he was still a teenager. It’s also that, I think, Wayne spent probably 10 years of his career in a different Premier League than you have now. A Premier League where it was easier to score goals not just because of the difference between the top teams and others but also because of the profile and the tactical interpretation of the competition. I think this Premier League is much more defensive-minded, and much more difficult
the Portuguese manager told reporters, almost ruling out the possibility of seeing Lukaku one day celebrate his 253rd goal for United, matching Rooney’s record.
As for how well, in general, the team have done so far this season offensively, Mourinho didn’t hide his expectation to see them score even more, explaining why.
I am very pleased with the contribution but I want more goals. The way the team plays, they have to. When a team doesn’t create a lot, when a team doesn’t have the ball, when a team is just reactive, it is more difficult for these players but when the team is in control and makes decisions on the direction of a game, when the team is so offensive, when the team puts so many people in attacking areas, I think they have to score goals
the United manager said.