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Andy Cole Reveals Reason Behind Lukaku's Poor Form And Drops Helpful Advice

Manchester United legendary striker, Andy Cole has dropped his opinion on Romelu Lukaku.

The former England striker spent six years at United where he won numerous trophies. He is most fondly remembered for his formidable strike partnership with Dwight Yorke, which saw them deliver 53goals in the 1998/1999 season.

Its safe to say Manchester United striker has not had a wonderful time at United this season. The 75million striker showed promise in the 2017/2018 season, scoring 27goals in all competitions as well as adding 'jara' with 9 assists in all competitions.

So far so good, the Belgian striker has been a shadow of himself; from missing big chances, to controlling balls like they are coated with acid, to looking heavy and off the pace. One can only summarize that something is wrong somewhere.

Cole who was part of United's 1999 treble-winning side along with current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed to ESPN the reasons behind Lukaku's drop in form, and how he can get back to his best.

Cole said: "Romelu has got to find his mojo again. He has come off the bench and scored two in two, but that mojo comes from confidence.

"I watched him this season under Jose [Mourinho] and I could tell, as a former centre-forward myself, that he was low on confidence.

"The first thing which starts to go is your movement. Romelu wasn't moving.

"You stop making the runs because you stop believing in yourself.

"I've been in that position and I'd watch him making hand gestures about where he wanted the ball to go, but psychologically you don't really want the ball.

"It's all about confidence and when his returns he'll start scoring."

Cole ended by offering some words of advice for his fellow striker, on how he can add more to his tally.

He said: "Rom is a young man who is still improving. If you look at his goals at Everton , he used strength, power and pace to run behind people.

"If he came to me for advice, I'd say to him, 'If getting the ball into your feet isn't your biggest strength, use your pace.

"Use it, even if you are coming short to receive the ball. You can play one touch and then move again instead of trying to get hold of the ball and fight your touch.''

"He'll be OK."

We do hope to see our former 'striker-in-chief' firing on all cylinders once again, repaying the faith United had in him when they shelved out the huge sum for his transfer. The Solskjaer ministry will always welcome those who can take them forward. 

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