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Jose Mourinho "not worried" about Romelu Lukaku's big-game record

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Jose Mourinho defends striker Romelu Lukaku by insisting that the Manchester United striker's poor goalscoring form against the top-eight clubs counts for little.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that he is not concerned about striker Romelu Lukaku's poor scoring record against the Premier League's elite clubs.

The £75m summer purchase has a respectable 20 goals in 38 appearances overall for the Red Devils since arriving from Everton, while also helping out with five assists in the top flight.

Lukaku's form in front of goal is less impressive when taking into account games against the current top-eight teams, though, having failed to score in 10 matches versus Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Burnley and Leicester City.

In fact, the Belgium international has yet to register a shot on target against teams in the top six, but Mourinho is happy enough with the striker's showings so far in a United shirt.

"I am not worried - 21 goals is not bad at all," he told reporters ahead of Sunday's home game against one of those teams in Chelsea.

"I don't measure the players' performances the same way you do. I have other points of analysis and I am happy with Romelu's performances, even when he doesn't score goals."

Lukaku fired a blank in United's most recent outing, a goalless draw away to Sevilla, but bagged both goals in the 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town prior to that.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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