Romelu Lukaku has taken a swipe at his Manchester United team-mates, telling them they’re ‘grown-a*** men’ who need to deal with Jose Mourinho‘s criticism.
Red Devils boss Mourinho has been embroiled in countless dressing room spats during his time at Old Trafford, clashing with the likes of Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez and Antonio Valencia just this season.
The disagreements off the pitch have led to poor performances on them, with Manchester United floundering down in eighth, a staggering 12 points off leaders Man City after just 12 games played.
Lukaku is among the Red Devils players who have been publicly criticised by Mourinho in recent months, and has even seen his place in the first team come under threat.
But the Belgian has not engaged in a public spat with his boss, and has advised his team-mates to start conducting themselves in the same way.
“I think he has a good relationship with the players,” Lukaku told Bleacher Report.
“I don’t really pay attention to what his relationship is with the other players, to be honest. I don’t think it’s something that should affect me.
“If he [Mourinho] has an argument with somebody I mean, deal with it, man. You’re a grown-a*** man, deal with it.”
Lukaku hasn’t netted for Manchester United since the Red Devils 2-1 win over Watford back on September 15.
Ahead of United’s recent victory over Everton, Mourinho said of his form returning: “I always feel, I always feel that every game.
“One day will be, and one day he will score, and one day his confidence levels will be back to normal, which clearly they are not there, but I always feel that.”