Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku: I had to lose muscle after World Cup

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But after scoring twice in his last two starts, the 25-year-old said a plan to lose some of the muscle gained at the World Cup was part of a process to get back to top form.nfl nike jerseys cheap china

“It was at the World Cup,” he said after scoring his sixth goal of the season in the 4-1 win over Fulham.

“I just felt great and I think I played great over there, and then when I came back it is a different type of style.

“In the Premier League, I cannot play with the same amount of muscle as international football. That was something that, when I came back, I knew straight away: ‘Nah, nah, I cannot play in this style like this.’9

“I had to lose muscle, basically. So you just stay out of the gym, drink a lot of water, and a lot of veg and fish and it helps.”

Lukaku was dropped for the 2-1 win over his former club Everton in October after going eight games without a goal, and was left on the bench for the recent 2-2 draw with Arsenal.

“Me and the manager [Jose Mourinho] had good conversations in the last couple of days, where really he told me what he wanted from me,” Lukaku said.

“I know from my side I have to do better, and I just keep looking forward and improving, trying to add to my game and help the team to win.cheap nike nfl jerseys from china

“I played with not enough aggression, I think. I think I played with intensity like everybody else did [against Fulham].

“For me, I was happy to play at a decent level again and now it’s all about improving and continuing on a consistent basis.”

Lukaku said he had been “a bit tired” after the World Cup, adding: “I had the same thing in 2014 after the World Cup when I came back to Everton, I was really in a slump.