- Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has explained the reason for the loss of form for Romelu Lukaku
- He believes that the attacker lacks the services of Paul Pogba
- Adding that there is no one that links the midfield and attacker better than the Frenchman
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has said that the reason Romelu Lukaku is struggling is because he lacks the services of a Paul Pogba that can link up play between the attack and the midfield.
Scholes believes the 24-year-old is having to do too much himself and will only be sparked back into life once Pogba returns from a hamstring complaint.
The United legend told BT Sport: "I think if Pogba comes back he'll make a difference to the way they play.
"He links the team together and I don't think they have a good enough No.10 at the moment and that doesn't help Lukaku either.
"Pogba will make a difference and be more positive.
"Lukaku is having to do a lot for himself but Pogba will make the difference. They are missing a player to knit the team together."
The Red Devils forward has gone six games without a goal, with the absence of a key playmaker considered to have contributed to his dip in form
Romelu Lukaku’s barren spell at Manchester United is down to Paul Pogba being sidelined, says Paul Scholes.
The Belgian international has been among the goals since his French colleague picked up an untimely injury against Basel in September, with a productive opening to his time at Old Trafford delivering 11 efforts in 10 appearances.
Lukaku has, however, gone six games without finding the target, with another blank drawn in a Champions League meeting with Benfica – during which he was kept off penalty duty despite Jose Mourinho’s side being awarded two spot-kicks.