MANCHESTER UNITED legend Rio Ferdinand believes Romelu Lukaku’s purpose drought is down to the go back of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The Belgian fired but some other clean after lacking a guilt edge probability within the Four-2 victory at Watford on Tuesday.
Lukaku scored 11 in his first ten fits after his £75million summer time switch however is enduring a spell of only one in his final 11 appearances.
Meanwhile Ibrahimovic after all returned to first-team motion previous this month following seven months at the sideline with a cruciate knee ligament damage.
And Ferdinand believes the added pageant plus Ibra’s large persona is weighing at the shoulders of the misfiring striker.
Speaking to BT Sport, the ex-defender mentioned: “He’ll pop out of this.
“I think that maybe the bigger problem for him is Zlatan Ibrahimovic being there. Mentally, having a big striker behind you who wants to play, that’s a pressure (coming) from within, and sometimes people find that hard to deal with.”
Boss Jose Mourinho is not deterred by means of his No1 striker failing to in finding the online – and joked that his boots are changing into the issue.
KEEPING IT TIGHT Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho introduced Zlatan Ibrahimovic on to mark Watford keeper Heurelho Gomes
The Portuguese gaffer mentioned: “I believe he wishes a large contract with boots as a result of at this second he does not have a handle any emblem – that is why he is taking part in with black boots.
“He completed his deal and now he is ready for the correct be offering. I believe he wishes a emblem to give him the correct boots so he is going again to scoring objectives.
“But jokes apart, he works amazingly well. I couldn’t be happier with him.”
Ashley Young, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard got here to Lukaku’s rescue at Vicarage Road to stay in touching distance of Man City on the most sensible.