Jose Mourinho insists Romelu Lukaku should be 'untouchable' to Manchester United fans

Ross Houston
October 30, 2017

"The fans are the fans and I also told [on Saturday] that the fans pay for their tickets and are free to express themselves the way they want to express", Mourinho said. "He comes from injury after injury after injury, he needs two, three, four, five, six matches in a row to play, to make mistakes, to get condition, to get match fitness and I can not give him that in this moment".

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that he would like to one day switch to global management and compete at the World Cup.

Mourinho has accused United supporters of being over-critical of the Belgian striker who has not scored in his last five games for the club.

'Romelu is one of the players who should be untouchable in terms of respect from everyone.

"Romelu always deserves it because what he does for the team is fantastic, and playing football for a striker is not just about scoring goals".

But Mourinho says his players will not have one eye on Sunday's grudge Premier League trip to Chelsea where they were thrashed 4-0 last season. So for me [he is] untouchable in my team and I think he should be untouchable in support from the fans.

I don't think he's quiet at all.

The Belgian worldwide hit the ground running at Old Trafford following his £75m off-season move from Everton, scoring seven goals in his first seven Premier League matches.

United welcome Benfica in Tuesday's fourth Champions League Group A match as leaders with maximum points.

United can qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League this week if they better CSKA Moscow's result against Basel.

United looked like they were heading for a disappointing draw before Martial, a 70th-minute substitute for Marcus Rashford, found a way past Hugo Lloris. "They have their own ambition and pride and they will try to win, we just want to get to the last 16 by finishing first in the group". It was a hard match that could have been a draw between two big teams.

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