Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku has said that he was clearer on his Manchester United role after speaking with the United manager Jose Mourinho and believes he has finally emerged from his post-World Cup slump.

In his debut campaign, Lukaku had an impressive 27-goal record but the 25-year-old has struggled to replicate that form this term. But the 25-year-old ended his 12-match goalless streak for United at Southampton last weekend and then scored at Old Trafford for the first time since March in Saturday's 4-1 win against Fulham - their first win in five league games.

“I know from my side I have to do better, and I just keep looking forward and improving, trying to add into my game and help the team to win,” he said. When asked whether external scrutiny had weighed on him, Lukaku said, “No, no, not really.”

“I think I just need to keep working hard. Me and the manager had good conversations in the last couple of days, where really he told me what he wanted from me. I know from my side I have to do better, and I just keep looking forward and improving, trying to add into my game and help the team to win.”