Michael Carrick backs Romelu Lukaku to shine at Manchester United

Michael Carrick believes Romelu Lukaku will provide the cutting edge for the Red Devils.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
11th July 2017

article:11th July 2017

Romelu Lukaku.
Romelu Lukaku.

Michael Carrick praised new Manchester United signing Romelu Lukaku who joined the club from Everton on Monday.

The 24-year-old penned a five-year deal at Old Trafford for £75 million and will be a devastating force in Jose Mourinho’s attack this season.

Midfielder Carrick believes the Belgian international will be a key man for Red Devils.

“You don’t want to look to put everything on his shoulders, but that is why he has been brought here – to help at that end of the pitch, to score and create goals,” Carrick told MUTV.

“Of course, he is going to be the [main] one we look to for scoring goals and I am sure he will.”

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the Red Devils inspirational leader in attack last season, but Carrick thinks the club have acquired another marquee signing with a significant role to play.

“Listen, you have seen what he can bring to us. He is a big guy, he has got a big presence and he scores goals.

“That is what we are going to need from him, that is what he is going to bring and I am sure he will have a great time here,” he added.

With goal returns of 20, 25 and 26 over the past three seasons, Mourinho will have the scoring qualities of a player like Lukaku as United cope with the dual demands of the Premier League and Champions League football next season.