Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku will have to be “untouchable” from lovers’ criticism, says manager Jose Mourinho.
The £75m summer time signing from Everton, 24, scored 11 goals in his first 10 video video games – alternatively none in his final five.
“What he does for the team is fantastic and to play football for a striker is not just about scoring goals,” discussed the Manchester United boss.
“I think Romelu is one of the players who should be untouchable in terms of respect from everyone.”
The Belgium forward, who Mourinho introduced while Chelsea manager, drew his fifth blank in a row against Tottenham on Saturday – alternatively he did prepare Anthony Martial’s winner.
After that game Mourinho was not happy with a perceived lack of make stronger for Lukaku from the Old Trafford crowd.
“For me, he is untouchable in my team and I think he should be untouchable in the support and the respect he deserves from the fans,” Lukaku’s manager added.
United host Benfica on Tuesday throughout the Champions League knowing a win might take them into the knockout levels if CSKA Moscow fail to conquer Basel.