Former Barcelona and Arsenal player, Thierry Henry criticised the Manchester United striker, Romelu Lukaku. However, one of the greatest strikers of all time, Alan Shearer, came to the striker’s rescue. He advised Lukaku to ignore the criticism which he receives from Thierry Henry. After the Manchester United vs Swansea City game, Henry questioned Lukaku’s movements in the match.
Alan Shearer, in a column for The Sun, wrote:
“On Saturday, there was some criticism about his movement in the link-up play. Yet [Jose] Mourinho said in the summer he was not interested in all that and he was not that type of player.”
“He just wanted a goalscorer operating in and around the box to put the ball away. All this business about strikers dropping deep to link up play is overrated in my opinion anyway.”
Alan Shearer also shared his experience as a player. He reminisces his time as a player at Newcastle. He furthermore added:
“In my time at Newcastle, if we were going through a bad spell I found myself dropping deeper to help my team-mates.”
“But at the same time, this was negating my greatest strength. When we were playing well, and I was on the shoulder of the last defender, we were dangerous.”
In addition to this, he also praised the current Manchester United team. He wrote:
“There is enough creativity in that Manchester United team right now as it is. It seems to have a lot more pace and energy, with more players now confident enough to run beyond the ball.”
“Marcus Rashford, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Juan Mata all have quite enough ability to threaten and open up a defence without the need for Lukaku to come back and join in. Just stay up there and finish it off.”
Well, with this, Lukaku might understand that people are studying his each movement and that this switch is huge for him as well as for football.