Scholes: Lukaku needs Pogba back >

The Red Devils forward has gone six games
without a goal, with the absence of a key
playmaker considered to have contributed
to his dip in form.
Romelu Lukaku’s barren spell at Manchester
United is down to Paul Pogba being
sidelined, says Paul Scholes.
The Belgian international has been among
the goals since his French colleague picked
up an untimely injury against Basel in
September, with a productive opening to his
time at Old Trafford delivering 11 efforts in
10 appearances.
Lukaku has, however, gone six games
without finding the target , with another
blank drawn in a Champions League
meeting with Benfica – during which he
was kept off penalty duty despite Jose
Mourinho’s side being awarded two spot-
Scholes believes the 24-year-old is having to
do too much himself and will only be
sparked back into life once Pogba returns
from a hamstring complaint.
The United legend told BT Sport: "I think if
Pogba comes back he'll make a difference to
the way they play.
"He links the team together and I don't think
they have a good enough No.10 at the
moment and that doesn't help Lukaku
"Pogba will make a difference and be more
"Lukaku is having to do a lot for himself but
Pogba will make the difference. They are
missing a player to knit the team together."
Mourinho has admitted that he has "no
idea" when Pogba will come back into
contention, which does not bode well for
United and Lukaku.
The Red Devils have faced criticism over
recent weeks for an apparent lack of
ambition, with Scholes admitting that a club
used to an attacking brand of football need
to make peace with a different approach.
The 11-time Premier League title winner
added on United’s class of 2017-18:
"They're in a position where they've
brought a manager in to ultimately win the
"For four years the club hasn't really been in
a position to determine how they win it.
"We'd all like to see brilliant attacking
football — waves after waves of attack —
but I don't think this team is capable of that.
"That's not the way this manager does it.
He's first and foremost a defensive coach.
He wants to set up in a way that will stop
the other team playing and winning games.
He's doing that.
"We have to accept his style of football, as
many clubs have done. He's very successful
at doing it.
"United have to challenge for the league,
over the last four years they haven't, and
this season they've won a lot of games.
"OK, it's not been brilliant football, but I'm
just happy they're winning games."
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