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Lukaku not worried by scoring record against top six sides

Romelu Lukaku has said that he does not think about his scoring record against the top six sides, which he has received criticism for since the 0-0 draw at Anfield this weekend.

Lukaku had a great chance to open the scoring in the first-half, but saw his shot well saved by Simon Mignolet.

Since coming to the Premier League, the striker has scored 15 goals in 57 games against the ‘Big Six,’ with many believing he should be scoring more in the bigger games.

However, the Belgian has said that he does not think too much about it, and that he does not feel pressure.

“I don’t think too much about it. I just move on,” he said.

“I know expectations are really high but that is something I relish.

“When I was at Everton we have a different mindset going into games. Sometimes it was difficult against some teams when you play not to win and you don’t really create chances.

“Now I am in a team who want to win against big teams so I think the situation will change.”

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“I don’t put pressure on myself. The biggest pressure for me came in the European Super Cup against Real Madrid (in August) as that was the game when everyone was looking at me thinking, ‘Will he do it?’

“That game (in which he scored in a 2-1 defeat) freed me from everything.

“People will say this and that but I am in a situation where the team is performing really well even though there is a lot of work to do.

“The biggest strength is knowing you are going to score and knowing you are going to miss.

“A lot of strikers miss bigger chances than me but with me it is always, ‘Rom did this, Rom did that’.

“That is the standard I’ve set myself. It is something that happens in football and I am relaxed about it.”

Lukaku will look to continue his impressive United scoring record with a goal or two in the midweek Champions League clash away to Benfica.

Source: ITV 

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