Manchester United legend Bryan Robson feels that it would be unwise for the club to rely solely on Romelu Lukaku‘s goals to help them challenge for major honours this season
The Belgian striker finished as United’s top goalscorer last season and currently leads the scoring charts once more this term.
But Robson feels that the Red Devils have plenty of attacking talent at their disposal and urged the players to not leave the burden of providing all the goals on Lukaku’s shoulders.
“It’s also a matter of Sanchez, Lingard, Martial and Rashford getting into double figures this season, if we’re really going to challenge for the title,” he told the Daily Mirror.
“Lingard did well in terms of goals last season, getting into double figures, and it can’t all fall on Lukaku.
“There are going to be periods in the season when he goes through that barren spell and doesn’t score.
“When that happens, there have to be other people there who can score goals for United if we’re going to be challenging for trophies.”
Lukaku joined United from Everton last summer in a £75m deal and has managed 30 goals in 55 appearances in all competitions for the club.
Jose Mourinho’s side will face Watford on Saturday in the Premier League.