Manchester United legend Gary Neville, has pleaded with Mourinho to keep faith in out of form Lukaku.

The Belgian international have been subject to criticism in recent times due to strings of below par outings for the Red Devils despite impressing for his national team.

Disappointment have been of the faces of the Old Trafford faithful, who have thought the former Everton striker will build on his goal scoring success of 25 last season.

Neville has come to the defense of the centre-forward and has stated that the Belgian hit-man is suffering a dip in form rather than a drastic decline portrayed by the media and Jose Mourinho.

“I think that unless a player like Lukaku is feeling so down that he feels as though a break will do him good, you do try and keep them playing,” Neville said at an event, according to the Manchester Evening News.

“But the top players tend to play through those dips in form”. “When you build up a faith, with everyone thinking you’re a great player, it takes a lot then to say that something is not quite right”. “Romelu Lukaku is nowhere near that. It’s a dip, it’s not a slump.”

Lukaku remains a good striker, but Red Devils faithful wants the centre-forward to evolve into a hit-man capable of netting a consistent 20 plus goals in the league as well as 10 plus in other competition.

The 25yr old has also failed to dominate big fixture when called upon. He was nowhere to be found when the Manchester United visited Chelsea at the Bridge last weekend. He was pocketed by the defensive combination of Bonucci and Chellini when the United played Juventus in the UEFA Champions league.

He could likely lose his spot to Martial, Rashford or Sanchez if he does not start to notch in goal