Romelu Lukaku Responds To Reports He Had A Fight With Paul Pogba
Romelu Lukaku has responded to claims he had a fight with Paul Pogba in the dressing room following Manchester United's victory against Southampton.
Lukaku scored a brace in United's 3-2 win versus Southampton on Saturday, and he had the chance to bag a hat-trick after his side won a penalty deep into stoppage time.
Though regular taker Pogba stepped up and took the stop-kick, yet he fluffed his lines with Angus Gunn producing a fine save.
A report then surfaced claiming he had a bust-up with Pogba over the missed penalty with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer supposedly splitting them up.
However, Lukaku's denied such claim by posting a message on social media.
"When the hate don't work they start telling lies..."
When the hate don't work they start telling lies...
- R.Lukaku Bolingoli9 (@RomeluLukaku9) March 5, 2019
This is what Lukaku said in his post-match interview.
"I am a striker and I wanted Paul Pogba to score the penalty, he has been on a good run but he has been an important player for us."
This was Romelu Lukaku in the post match interviews on tv: "I am a striker and I wanted Paul Pogba to score the penalty, he has been on a good run but he has been an important player for us." #mufc https://t.co/nGb9fXh0XO
- Kristof Terreur :newspaper::movie_camera: (@HLNinEngeland) March 5, 2019
The Belgium striker has netted back-to-back Premier League braces, and is expected to spearhead United's attack on Wednesday when they face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last 16 second-leg. They trail 2-0 from the first-leg.
Meanwhile, Solskjaer has praised Lukaku's work-out and ability in front of goal.
"He is a bright boy," he said. "And he knows what his strengths are and his strengths are going towards goal, finishing, running in behind.
"And, of course, when we get him too deep in the pitch maybe that doesn't suit him at times.
"But he has responded fantastically to everyone who wants to criticise him because there is no one who practises finishing as much as he does. And he scores so many goals in training.
"I have said it so many times in the press as well, if we should do a score chart in training, he is the one that scores the most by a mile."
Will Lukaku continue his goal-scoring ways against PSG?