Yorke: Man United players not good enough for CL, delivers four-word verdict on Lukaku
By Harry Sykes
Former Man United striker Dwight Yorke has backed Romelu Lukaku to be a big hit at Old Trafford this season, but has hinted that Mourinho’s team is not good enough to win the Champions League.
Talking about Lukaku on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show (broadcast on Wednesday at 8.00am), Yorke said that “he’s got it all” and predicted that he will “definitely” get 20 goals this season.
However, it wasn’t all good news for manager Jose Mourinho, with Yorke also saying that the Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday night was a real disappointment for fans and players.
On the back of the 2-1 defeat, Yorke said that while United would want to compete in the Champions League, their focus would have to be on the Premier League.
“I think the players learned a lot from last night,” Yorke said.
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“Man United have been out of the Champions League for a couple of years and the experienced players aren’t there any more.
“It’s a different ball game and they need to get used to that again.
“The domestic competition has to be where the focus is this season, winning the Premier League.”
Asked about new striker Romelu Lukaku, Yorke was far more complimentary.
“He’s been one of the most prolific stikers in the Premier League. He’s got it all and it’s all down to him now,” Yorke said.
“He will definitely get 20 goals this season.”
Lukaku got this first competitive goal for United on Wednesday night after slotting home from short range after a fumbled shot from Nemanja Matic.
Man United kick off their Premier League campaign on Sunday, when they host West Ham at Old Trafford in the 4pm kick-off.
Fans will be hoping for a fast start in what is promising to be a highly competitive Premier League.
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