Jose Mourinho has personally defended Lukaku on a number of occasions in recent weeks, stating that the striker was 'untouchable in my team.' However, there still appears to be tension between United fans and the Belgian global.
Lukaku's talents meant it was more of a case of when rather than if his lack of goals would come to an end, and he was back up and running on Friday as he grabbed a brace in the 3-3 draw with Mexico and he stated his "relief" at getting back on the scoresheet.
His barren streak stretched back to September and coincided with a hard period for United in the league but Lukaku never doubted himself.
"I feel great to be honest".
"It (Ibrahimovic's return) motivates me really, because he's another good player to add to the squad", Lukaku told Sky Sports News. I was born to score.
Lukaku failed to score in a goalless stalemate with Liverpool at Anfield before the Belgian striker continued his drought in a 1-0 victory over Tottenham. However, he did bag a brace last night for Belgium, in an global friendly, and after the game he compared his abilities in the box to a leopard.
That starts with a home game against Newcastle United next Saturday, when the Reds need a win to keep pace with title rivals Manchester City.
Nicol says the fact Mourinho does not trust Lukaku with penalties shows he will be dropped when Zlatan Ibrahimovic is fit.
"We can create more chances and more goals".
"I think when I signed everybody was asking questions and I think starting so well surprised a few people", Lukaku said.
He said "Lately we haven't performed like we did at the start of the season we started by blowing teams away, being dominant and creating chances".