Ryan Giggs: 'Romelu Lukaku will be under constant scrutiny at Manchester United'

Manchester United manager Ryan Giggs walks to the dugout prior to kick-off against Norwich in the Premier League match on April 26, 2014
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Ryan Giggs says that Romelu Lukaku will be under intense scrutiny at Manchester United, and he needs to develop a "thick skin".

Ryan Giggs has claimed that new Manchester United signing Romelu Lukaku will have to develop a "thick skin" now that he is playing at Old Trafford.

The Everton forward recently finalised a move to the Red Devils, who are believed to have paid a fee of £75m, which could rise to £90m with add-ons.

Lukaku, who scored 25 Premier League goals last season, has previously represented Chelsea, West Bromwich Albion and the Toffees, but Giggs believes that the pressure will be intensified when he puts on the red shirt of United.

"He will be under scrutiny that he's never had before at West Brom, or Chelsea, or Everton," Giggs told Sky Sports News.

"The pressure will be on you. So he needs to develop a thick skin, he needs to listen to the coaches, because that's all that counts really, and if he misses a chance, the next one that comes along he needs to put it away because, as a centre-forward at United, you're under scrutiny all the time. I think he will score goals, but you need goals from all over the park.

"I've seen a bit of [Alvaro] Morata; I've seen more of Lukaku. The pluses with Lukaku are obviously that he's played in the Premier League and Jose [Mourinho] has worked with him before, and he's got friends. He's friends with Paul Pogba, and that makes the transition that bit easier."

Lukaku has been handed the number nine shirt following Zlatan Ibrahimovic's departure.

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