5) He’s just 24
The Belgian striker has a good amount of experience in the Premier League and scoring goals on a regular basis has been a habit for him. Lukaku is 24 years old right now and still has some of his best years ahead of him. He may be going through a rough patch right now, but it isn’t the first time that it has happened. Lukaku has seen it before and will come out of it stronger. He’s young and still has things to learn and develop and it is only a matter of time before he starts banging goals on a regular basis.
4) The Paul Pogba factor
The off the pitch chemistry of Lukaku and Pogba is no secret. Although the duo hasn’t been able to hit the same level of chemistry on the pitch yet, one can surely expect some amazing football when that happens. Paul Pogba is a massive factor in how United play and facts have been evidence that United have been much better with Pogba playing. Pogba has been showing signs of significant influence in the past few games and with time he’s only going to impose more authority over United’s game and that is when his link up with Pogba will be more fruitful.
3) His fitness level
Lukaku is a very dedicated athlete and a hard working too. In his last three seasons with Everton, he managed to make 37,37 and 36 appearances respectively in which he started 98% of the times. This season too, Lukaku has started almost every game for United and worked hard relentlessly to help the team even if he has failed to score goals. His desire and dedication will surely help him bounce back stronger.
2) His sincerity and seriousness
Lukaku was wrongly involved in both the Manchester City goals scored in the Derby in December, and the fans haven’t held back in giving Red Rom a hard time. Lukaku has realised his mistakes and is feeling guilty of it, and that has been seen in his lack of celebrations. Even after scoring goals post the City disaster, Lukaku has been more than humble about his celebrations. He knows how to make amends, and that shall be soon seen in his game pretty soon.
1) Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s influence
No player has the confidence and the mentality as strong as Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the United squad. Surely he has had his share of rough patches, and he has outgrown them and achieved more success. That is the type of tutoring Lukaku has right now and as much a competition Zlatan is to Lukaku, he will surely be of immense help in such situations. With the support of the manager, club and big players like Zlatan, Pogba and others, Lukaku is bound to bounce back to his best form.