Manchester United 'must finish second' in Premier League


Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku says that he "expects a bit more respect" for his performances since turning professional.

Much has been made about Lukaku scoring for the first time this season against one of the "big six" clubs in the Premier League and it is true that even during his time at Everton he struggled to take chances, albeit limited ones, against the big boys.

Mourinho's decision could see a change of tact at Old Trafford. "But I think that's our (goal) first and foremost".

"I think maybe it's because he has this kind of kid profile: a normal haircut, no tattoos, no big cars, no big watches, humble kid, arrive in the club when he was nine or 10", said Mourinho, in comments that can be read two ways. I've scored a lot this season and I just want to keep going.

However, the 24-year-old, who has scored 22 goals in all competitions in 2017-18, feels his consistency in the top flight is often overlooked. We always said that for Arsenal, the top four was the saving grace, but they've not got that anymore.

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The match was finely poised when Conte replaced Hazard with Pedro Rodriguez in the 73rd minute, but Lingard glanced in Lukaku's cross at the near post shortly afterwards to complete United's comeback and hand Chelsea their seventh Premier League defeat of the season. I don't listen to it [the criticism].

"We must be disappointed because when you have this type of situation you have to manage the game better and you must be able, with experience, with maturity, to get three points".

Manchester United's win over Chelsea has given them the advantage in the race to finish second in the Premier League behind leaders Manchester City, former Red Devils defender Gary Neville has said.

Asked about Chelsea boss Antonio Conte's interest in him during the summer transfer window and what he makes of it now that he is with United, the striker said: "When I make a choice it's with my head and my heart". "He's not great at hold-up at times and he doesn't work the channels, but this just answers me and plenty of his critics - there is more to his game". At the end of the day, I'm at Manchester United and I want to win trophies. Perhaps he just needs a consistent run of games, a manager who loves him, another world-class midfielder alongside him.

Dele Alli left the pitch to jeers, following Tottenham's 1-0 win against Crystal Palace after going to ground easily under challenges from Patrick van Aanholt and Wayne Hennessey.