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Leon Osman: 'Everton have failed to replace Romelu Lukaku'

Leon Osman: 'Everton have failed to replace Romelu Lukaku'”

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has urged Romelu Lukaku to study the game of Chelsea icon Didier Drogba.

Lukaku has made a fine start to his career at Old Trafford following his £70million move from Everton in the summer, scoring six goals in his first six games for the club.

He is now the most prolific striker in the Premier League, but Ferdinand believes he needs to do more than just score goals for his club.

"It's a joy to watch them in front of me when I play", he told Sky Sports.

"We know him really well". I hope that we know how we have to defend against him.

He added: "He went to play more (at Everton) than he did (at United)".

Koeman has showered praise on the Belgian, saying that "he is a great finisher", who is fast, strong, and risky in the box. Last year we win trophies, the year before we won trophies.

Romelu Lukaku
Getty Lukaku gestures towards the Everton fans after scoring

Manchester United fan, Wayne Rooney is his role model.

"There's no frustration now because you can't do anything at this time", Koeman said of failing to add another attacker. You saw with Atalanta [on Thursday], their striker [Andrea Petagna] was strong, he kept the ball, it allows the team to come up and keep the ball. He scored goals in cup finals and league deciders.

"We have different types in Dominic and Sandro".

The number one thing on every supporter's list over the summer would have been a proven Premier League goalscorer - somebody who relishes the prospect of taking apart lesser sides - and there aren't many more established in that department than Lukaku. The Spaniard has pace, but he is not the strongest yet. But it's too easy to mention the strikers. "Defensively we are making mistakes and that's not the job of the striker".

"I think Rom's a really nice guy, he's got his feet on the ground and he doesn't let anything faze him".

"But Manchester United are really strong, a stronger team than last season and at the moment we're not at the level we were last season".



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