Lukaku can still deliver for a top six team -Dwight Yorke insists


The former Manchester United striker has thrown his weight behind Romelu Lukaku, insisting that the Belgium international can still deliver for a top-six team.

Yorke believes United could “compete with the best” if they secure Lukaku’s signature again, as he told OLBG: “Romelu Lukaku is absolutely still good enough to play for a top-six club. I think Man Utd or Tottenham should take Lukaku on a short-term loan deal and agree to pay a certain amount of his wages. As much as people say about Lukaku, he has a very impressive goalscoring record and he doesn’t get as much credit as he deserves.

“If you have a fired-up Lukaku who wants to play for you, he’s a match-winner and a handful for any opponent in the world. Man United has invested heavily in Rasmus Hojlund, but if you want to compete with the best then Lukaku is that player who can score 15 to 20 goals in a season, which is priceless and hard to find in today’s game. Lukaku is still only 30 years old and a proven goalscorer, I think whoever gets him on a short loan deal will have done good and subtle business.”

Dwight Yorke in his prime was a striker who scored a whopping 123 goals for Manchester United, he was the first non-European player to achieve such a feat before Sergio Aguero dethroned him and he also represented his country Trinidad&Tobago 74 times scoring 19 goals in the process.

With all those experiences acquired over time, it will be a mistake for Manchester United to turn a deaf hear to their once prolific striker.