Former England striker, Alan Shearer has submitted that Romelu Lukaku is beginning to look like money thrown down the drain.

For Shearer, the Belgian striker isn't doing enough to justify the £75m that was paid for him by Manchester United.

Lukaku has scored eight goals in the Premier League this season but the majority of them came between August and October.

His last goal for United in the league was last month in the 4-1 win over Newcastle.

“He's not doing enough in games - and I hate saying it - to justify his fee.” Shearer told BBC's Match of the Day 2.

He continued: "He looks to be lacking in confidence, two in 13 now but in his defence with some of the balls and some of the service he was feeding on scraps. Everything seems a second or two too slow and by the time he's made his mind up it's gone.'

Shearer also scrutinised Lukaku's performance in front of goal. He was denied by City goalkeeper Ederson from close range in the second half as United chased the game.

He added: 'From a centre forward's point of view that's what makes the difference between the very good strikers and the good strikers. You get one chance like that and it has to be in the back of the net.

'His mindset now - I know mine - if i'd missed a chance like that I wouldn't sleep for the next three or four days until the next game or until i'd scored again. That missed chance would be on my mind until then.'

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