Jose Mourinho: Romelu Lukaku's Goal Drought For Manchester United is No Problem

The 24-year-old has scored just once in last 10 games but Mourinho believes he offers much more than goals on the pitch, inspiring teammates to follow his lead and work harder.

"In the last minute he [Lukaku] was fighting and running back like he was in the first minute, so I think it is also a mentality question," Mourinho said.

"The way Romelu wins the corner for the goal, the way Romelu ends the game-making tackles in the left-back position—that is the mentality I want.

"Some guys are capable to go into the limits of their efforts and some other guys even with a lot of talent, they don't manage to do that. So Romelu, for me, [is] fantastic. Didn't score, I don't care."

Lukaku's only goal for Manchester United since September came against Newcastle United earlier this month, a tap in when his team was already leading 3-1.

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Romelu Lukaku, left, and Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, Manchester, November 25. Lukaku has scored once in hist last 10 games for Manchester United. Alex Livesey/Getty

Mourinho's side, currently second in the league, remain eight points behind leader Manchester City, which is unbeaten with 37 points after 13 matches.

United next visit Watford, which is eighth on the league table after an impressive 3-0 win at Newcastle United on Saturday.

Ahead of their trip on Tuesday, Mourinho said he was still upset about the manner in which the game was officiated when United was beaten 3-1 at Vicarage Road last season.

"Against Watford, I was very upset with Watford's first goal after some guy sent [Anthony] Martial to the hospital and the referee let it go, that is the reason why I was very, very upset at Watford," he added.

"They have a squad full of very good players who are not normal to be in these mid-table teams. They have a good coach and have improved a lot from last season."

Marco Silva replaced Walter Mazzarri as manager at Vicarage Road, but has already been the subject of interest from managerless Everton.

David Unsworth has taken charge of the Toffees in the interim after the club decided to sack Ronald Koeman, but Everton has lost five of the seven games under Unsworth.

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Romelu Lukaku at Old Trafford, Manchester, November 18. Lukaku's only goal in the last 10 games came against Newcastle United. Gareth Copley/Getty