Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has compared Romelu Lukaku’s goal drought to shaking a ketchup bottle, as the striker braces himself to face his former club Everton on Sunday.
The 25-year-old striker, who is Belgium’s top scorer, has only scored four goals in all competition, with his last Premier League coming on September 15 against Watford. The striker has often gone through a goal drought but remains one of Premier League’s best striker right now.
He once carried an amazing goals-per-game ratio of 0.45 in the Premier League but is yet to fire for United this season, having scored 27 goals in all competition last term. Speaking ahead of the game to Sky Sports, Jose Mourinho said that Lukaku is a great player and his drought will soon come to an end.
“I think one of the best scorers in football had funny words about it. It was when Cristiano Ronaldo was speaking about the ketchup bottle and when you [shake it]. The goals are coming and coming and coming.
“I believe with Lukaku that this will happen, but the reality is that in this moment it’s not happening.
“There’s been lots of matches in which he’s not scored a goal, and not just scoring but also the performances, the happiness in the performances, I think is the problem.
“But he’s a good player, a good boy, and I think the best way to do it is to just keep working and the moment will arrive.”
United, right now, sit 10th on the Premier League log, one point behind eighth-placed Everton. A win would take them eight, but will anyway stay behind Watford, who have 19 points after 10 games.