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Jose Mourinho set to make big decision on Romelu Lukaku after Juventus defeat

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Romelu Lukaku's form is becoming a real concern for Manchester United and Jose Mourinho.

It's been over a month since the Belgian last scored a goal for his club, which came against Watford on September 15.

And his drought continued during Tuesday night's 1-0 defeat to Juventus in the Champions League, with Lukaku producing a shocking performance.

His 32 touches and 72% pass completion were lower than any other outfield player that started the game.

There was one moment that really summed up Lukaku's performance in the eighth minute, when the 25-year-old took four touches to control the ball and then gave it away to Juan Cuadrado.

United legend Lee Sharpe has since claimed he's "never seen a centre forward with such a bad touch" as Lukaku.

"If your centre forward can't hold the ball up, it makes it a very hard game," Sharpe, who spent eight years under Sir Alex Ferguson, added.

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"He's saying he's played a lot of football at the World Cup and since and that he's feeling it. I think the best thing would be to give him a rest. Send him off on holiday for a couple of weeks."

Something needs to be done about Lukaku and according to The Sun's Neil Curtis, Mourinho is set to make a huge decision.

Starting with this Sunday's game against Everton, Mourinho is going to give Marcus Rashford a run upfront at Lukaku's expense.

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It's clear that Lukaku is struggling and dropping him to the bench for the foreseeable could be the rest - not to mention the kick up the backside - he needs.

Mourinho even admitted after the Juventus game that Lukaku is lacking confidence, saying: "The player is a fantastic pro that wants to give everything.

"But I have to agree his moment is not sweet, not just with the goals he is not scoring but in his confidence, movement [and] touch.

"He is not linking the game well with the team. But he's our striker and a good striker and a striker we believe in."

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