Rio Ferdinand reveals why Romelu Lukaku is ‘a dream’ to defend against

first_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 3 BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 3 silverware Lukaku failed to score for the fifth successive game 3 Lukaku is ‘a dream’ to defend against, according to Ferdinand Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Romelu Lukaku is a ‘dream’ to defend against, Rio Ferdinand believes.The former Manchester United defender – one of the best of his era – was watching his former club scrape a 0-0 draw against Valencia in the Champions League after which they were booed off the Old Trafford pitch. It was the club’s fourth match without a win. MONEY And Lukaku, who has not scored for the last five games, needs to be more intelligent and cause more confusion for opponents, according to Ferdinand.“When the ball is developing more in central areas of the pitch he just stands and really he’s got to be moving even if he’s sometimes standing offside,” he told BT Sport.“Make defenders think, and at the moment defenders are seeing exactly where he is, he’s not moving so you know what he’s doing and for a defender that’s a dream.“You need players moving in behind, making your defender changing position and changing the eyeline.” ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won center_img Ferdinand’s former team-mate, Paul Scholes was also very critical of the team.Before the game, the ex-midfielder revealed he was surprised Jose Mourinho was still the manager following the Premier League defeat to West Ham and afterwards agreed with Ferdinand’s view on Lukaku.“Lukaku is disappointing,” he said. “His movement is non-existent at the minute. It looks like he needs coaching and telling where to run into.“There was a couple of occasions when Paul’s [Pogba] hit good balls into him but they are not balls he is making a run for, they are balls that he’s been made to chase and Paul needs that. “Midfield players need that.” Most popular football news REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Ferdinand was not impressed by Lukaku’s display against Valencia RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED no dice Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REPLY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? last_img read more