Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku
Sunday, July 16, 2017
The Belgian star played his first 45 minutes for the Red Devils on Sunday morning as they beat LA Galaxy 5-2 in their first pre-season friendly of the summer.
It was a fairly uneventful performance from the £75million buy, with his shooting a little rusty, but he appeared to link well with the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba as he held the ball up for his team-mates.
And Sheringham believes this is just the start of Lukaku evloving his game at Old Trafford, which is vital for him to be a success.
“It’s a funny one playing for top teams,” he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast. “I’m not saying Everton aren’t a top team but when they played, other teams came onto them and left a lot of space in behind and left Lukaku [able to play] at his best, exploiting a lot of space.
“When you play for the big teams, the top six teams, other teams come and camp in their own half and there isn’t any space in behind for you to come in and run into, using those big strong legs and body. It’s all a little bit more intricate.
“It will be very interesting to see how Lukaku gets on there. He will have to change his game a little bit. He’s not the best at holding the ball up, but he’s still a young man and he’ll have to learn to change his game and play for top club.”