Romelu Lukaku must not change his style under increased requests at Manchester United, says Belgium coach Roberto Martinez.
Lukaku told attacker to judge him when he is the “end article” after failing to score in seven matches across all consecutively, following a good start to life at Old Trafford when he score 11 goals in his first 11 games.
The £75m summer signing has received the backing of his former Everton and current Belgium boss Martinez, though, who claim he is not concerned by Lukaku’s loss of form and defended the striker’s determined mentality.
“I know Romelu Lukakau very well. I think he just enjoy the challenge.
“I have no concerns at all.
All he requires to do in his career is to continue being himself in a club with the belief and the demand of Manchester United.
“For me nothing is different in Romelu’s mind.
He is confident, he has an wonderful belief in what he can bring.
“All I want is that he continue seeing himself in that manner when he scores and when he doesn’t, which is going to draw attention in a club like Manchester United.”
Lukaku’s team-mate Marouane Fellaini has been left out of Belgium’s squad due to a “medical issue”, according to Martinez, despite the midfielder’s features in United’s 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday.
Fellaini has been permitted to focus on coming back to full fitness back in Manchester ahead of United’s game against Newcastle on November 18.
“He needs a complete 10 days work with no game in order for him to be fully fit,” said Martinez.
“Medically it is the right choice to permit Marouane to get fit.
If it had been a competitive game I think we would have called him up because maybe for the second game he could have been on the field.
“This is a period where we can afford not to risk him until he is 100 per cent.”