Romelu Lukaku reveals new diet to shed weight and find goalscoring form

Romelu Lukaku reveals new diet to shed weight and find goalscoring form

The 25-year-old was United's top scorer with 27 goals in all competitions last term and helped Belgium reach the World Cup semi-finals in Russian Federation, but he has scored six times in 20 club appearances.

Lukaku scored his sixth goal of the season on Saturday in the 4-1 win over Fulham.

"I put on a bit of muscle at the World Cup".

"That was something that when I came back I knew straightaway 'no, no, I can not play in this style like this'".

The Manchester United striker admits that he bulked up to play for Belgium at the World Cup last summer, and his more muscular physique has hindered him amid the faster pace of the Premier League.

"After the World Cup, I think I really was like a bit exhausted", he said. I played with not enough aggression, I think. "No, I would go with the mobility", he added.

In United's most recent games against top-six sides, Manchester City and Arsenal, Lukaku was named on the bench by Mourinho.

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One incredibly maddening statistic is that Lukaku has still scored well for Belgium - Lukaku has played 13 times for his country since the end of last season and scored 12 goals. Also I had a hamstring injury, which is something that never happens to me. "It was an important win, but we have to continue now", said Lukaku.

"I added a little bit of muscle at the World Cup", Lukaku said.

The Belgian striker has been in terrible form of late, with many people criticising him for his poor work rate, his garbage first touch, his physical size and his dreadful scoring record, which had seen him fail to score just four goals this season until recently.

'Me and the manager had good conversations where he told me what he wanted from me, ' said Lukaku.

"I am lucky to have been able to score and assist that many goals but I am still hungry for more". "Fifty and 50. When I came to the Premier League a few years ago I was very excited and very motivated about my period in the Premier League and I am enjoying it so much".

Lukaku has struggled in front of goal this season for United. Against Fulham I think I played with intensity like everybody else did. "Everybody was really happy with our performance but we have to continue like that".