Sports: WE MUST DOMINATE FROM THE START — Lukaku
Romelu Lukau has urged Manchester United to “attack, attack, attack” when Wolves provide the opposition at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The Reds return to Premier League action after the midweek triumph away to Young Boys in the Champions League and Lukaku is aiming for more opportunities in front of goal after scoring four times in his last four domestic outings.
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo will ensure his team are tough to break down but United’s Belgium international is determined the hosts will start on the front foot.
”It’s about dominating, and not sitting back and trying to defend,” he told United Review, the official matchday programme. “We need to dominate and try to kill games as soon as possible. That’s what we have to do, shoot from everywhere we can, and attack, attack, attack until we score the first goal and that’s what we’ll be trying to do in every game.
”It’s something really nice and everyone feels comfortable [with it]. There’s a lot of work that comes with it but the manager and his assistants are preparing us well. Hopefully we’re going to play even better than we have been doing because everything is well when you win, but you always have to improve throughout the season and that’s what we have to keep doing.”
Despite only being promoted this year, Wolves represent awkward rivals, particularly considering the fact they drew with reigning champions Manchester City recently and have made a positive start to the campaign.
“I saw them play a couple of times in the Championship last season and, this year, they have been playing with a lot of intensity and a lot of switch of plays in their play and a lot of width,” added Lukaku.
“Their striker Raul Jimenez, who plays for Mexico, is really good and, in midfield, Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho are two good players. They’re an aggressive side too and have a top goalkeeper [Rui Patricio], so we need to be ready.
”I’ve been in touch with [fellow countryman and ex-Anderlecht star] Leander Dendoncker. I asked him if he could stay after the game so we can have dinner. I’ve known Leander since I was 13 or 14, we came through the Academy together and he played with my brother. He’s a good friend and hopefully I can see him after the game.”