Romelu Lukaku 'blasted United teammates' following defeat to Chelsea

Romelu Lukaku celebrates after netting one of his two goals in Brussels            

Romelu Lukaku celebrates after netting one of his two goals in Brussels S

After Manchester United's flying goalscoring start in the Premier League this season where they beat teams easily and seemed to be able to score at will with a few 4-0 victories over their opponents, including the games against Swansea, West Ham United with Lukaku also being on the score sheet for them in these games.

Lukaku scored twice in Belgium's draw with Mexico on Friday, and some United fans are calling for Ibra to play behind him as a number ten when he makes his long-awaited return.

"I was born to score", the striker proclaimed.

At the end of last month Mourinho said Lukaku was "untouchable in my team" before saying "I have to protect my players when I feel they deserve it". I just want to score as many goals as possible. However, he did bag a brace last night for Belgium, in an global friendly, and after the game he compared his abilities in the box to a leopard.

United meanwhile, have slipped eight points behind table-toppers Manchester City.

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Belgian worldwide Lukaku failed to score for the seventh successive game following his blistering start at the Old Trafford club.

And Lukaku thinks performance levels have dipped, which has affected the Red Devils.

"It (Ibrahimovic's return) motivates me really, because he's another good player to add to the squad", Lukaku told Sky Sports News. "When you face a team like us it's hard for opponents".

There will be several players coming back for United, with Rojo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Pogba set to return to the side, but there are questions over the future and fitness of Luke Shaw, with many people claiming he has no future under Jose Mourinho - and rumours that top sides will battle it out for him come the January transfer window, to either take him on loan or buy him.

Lukaku's brace for Belgium means his season has started with an impressive 16 goals in 20 appearances for club and country, yet some doubts remain over his ability to perform on the biggest of stages.

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