Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku feels he has been unfairly criticised in England
Posted: 26 February 2018 Time: 19:00
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku claims he deserves 'more respect' from the English media after producing a man of the match display in the 2-1 over his former club Chelsea on Sunday.
Lukaku, 24, netted a goal in each half to secure a priceless three points for United at the expense of the Blues, who could have moved level on points with the Red Devils at Old Trafford.
Now sitting in second-place, six points ahead of the fifth-placed Londoners, Lukaku has hit back at the negative press who focused on his indifferent scoring record against the top-eight clubs in the league.
"That's the situation around me," Lukaku, who is two goals away from the 100 Premier League goals club, told Britain's Press Association. "I just need to keep working hard. I think I have got a nice record. I've scored a lot this season and I just want to keep going."
"You expect a bit more respect but it's the situation we're in," he told "I don't listen to it. I just want to improve and show the people what I can do on the pitch."
Lukaku has scored 22 goals and registered seven assists in 40 games across all competitions this season.