Everton visit Manchester United at the theatre of dreams as Marco Silva hopes to record a consecutive wins.
Lukau, who spent four season with Everton, has struggled of late in front of goal and has now gone eight starts without netting. The Toffees are currently a point ahead of the Manchester club, but Silva is wary about the quality of the Red Devils and Lukaku’s current goal drought.
“When you are talking about Lukaku, when a striker doesn’t score in the last games it is normal to criticise him, it happened the same with some of our strikers before,” Silva said.
“But I think Lukaku and the Manchester United team have the quality to do the good things.
“We have to do everything that we can to achieve a good result and to stop them.
Mourinho hinted that Romelu Lukaku will feature these weekend despite calls for the player to be dropped.
“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,” Mourinho said.
“But I always feel that every game is the game [that he will score].”
Silva insists chasing the record will have little effect on his tactics for Sunday’s match at Old Trafford.
“Nothing changes in our plan, in our week, because we can do the four in a row or not,” Silva said.
“We prepare all the weeks in the same way: to do our maximum and with a big ambition during the week to prepare well.”
Jose Mourinho currently felt the heat earlier in the season after losing to West Ham, Brighton and Spurs, with critics lashing his tactical method.
Marco Silva believes the Portuguese tactician has what it takes to change the fortunes of club.
“For me it’s clear, Jose is changing nothing in his behaviour from what I can see,” Silva said.
“I think he’s the same coach who brought fantastic success to Chelsea twice, did the same at Porto, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.
“Now it is a different challenge for him at Man United and he’s doing his best for sure to achieve what he wants.
“He’s a good friend, good man and a very good manager.”