Man Utd fans debate Lukaku's movement in the build-up to Pogba's goal vs Chelsea


Manchester United are going strong in the FA Cup.

Having already beaten Reading 2-0 and Arsenal 3-1 in the competition, the Red Devils reached the quarter-finals on Monday evening by winning 2-0 against Chelsea.

Goals from Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba - both headers - secured victory at Stamford Bridge. They will face Wolves in the next round on March 3.

Interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was forced to make a few changes to the team that started against Paris Saint-Germain in midweek due to Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial's injuries.

Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku started in their absence and they both struggled to make a real impact.

Mata, 30, has lost a yard of pace in recent years and isn't as influential as he used to be, especially when played on the wing.

As for Lukaku, the Belgian is low on confidence at the moment and still adapting to Solskjaer's style of play, which doesn't necessarily require him to play as a target man.

Lukaku ended up being replaced in the 73rd minute and after the game he explained how he's prepared to play wherever and however Solskjaer wants.


"We score more goals," said the striker when asked about the impact Solskjaer has made. "I can play however the manager needs me to if it's alone or with Marcus behind me or out wide.

"As long as the manager needs me, I'm ready to play. You just have to be professional and give it your best when your chance comes. That's my mindset and I'm just taking it a day at a time."

Lukaku hasn't scored for United since the beginning of January and footage of Pogba's goal against Chelsea potentially shows why.

When Marcus Rashford was played down the right channel, Pogba made a lung-busting run into the box while Lukaku jogged to the edge.


Pogba scored with a header from Rashford's cross, but there's an argument to be made that it should have been Lukaku trying to win the header seeing as he's a striker.

Of course, it would have been silly for both players to make runs into the box to leave the edge unoccupied, but Pogba showed more desire to score than Lukaku.

The video below shows Lukaku's movement compared to Pogba's in the build-up and it's sparked debate amongst United fans.


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