Lukaku designed a lightning start out to his United occupation, scoring 11 plans in his to start with 10 video games for the club following his £75 million ($99 million, 85 million euros) go from Everton in July.
Having said that, he has not scored in his earlier five appearances and Mourinho has proposed that he is not finding more than enough assistance from the supporters.
The manager voiced his displeasure in the beginning to MUTV, the club’s in-home tv station, just after Saturday’s 1- Leading League get about Tottenham, in which Lukaku’s flick made the profitable target for Anthony Martial.
Lukaku, 24, also hit the publish in the course of that match, and Mourinho was keen to emphasis his centre-forward’s typical contribution as his team prepared for Tuesday’s Champions League dwelling match from Benfica.
“The supporters are the supporters and I am also informed the supporters spend for their tickets and they are free of charge to express on their own the way they want to express on their own,” Mourinho claimed at United’s schooling base.
“But my position is to protect my gamers when I sense they are worthy of it and I feel Romelu is just one of the gamers who must be untouchable in phrases of the respect from all people.
“It’s not just one ball that hit the publish or not just one help you save from the opposition goalkeeper that can make Romelu’s contribution below the top degree. He is playing really properly for us.”
“What he does for the team is wonderful,” extra the United boss. “He is wonderful. And playing soccer, for a striker, is not just about scoring plans.”
Mourinho rejected the suggestion that Lukaku can be a tranquil presence when he is not scoring plans, arguing that the striker gave Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Eric Dier a challenging time on Saturday.
Victory about Benfica could protected United’s location in the knockout section of the Champions League and Mourinho thinks his team are expanding stronger in Europe.
The manager thinks the club have designed progress because profitable the Europa League final season, when they also completed in the somewhat minimal place of sixth in the Leading League.
“This is a rational consequence of evolution,” claimed Mourinho. “We played in the Europa League and won it, so my team are now playing in the Champions League. I feel we are a lot better than final yr or 3 years in the past.
“Our principal intention is to end to start with in the group. We want to get to the final 16 as to start with in the group.”
United defender Eric Bailly echoed his manager’s suggestion that the team are finding stronger, in a season in which English groups are flourishing in the Champions League.
All five Leading League sides in the levels of competition are presently top of their groups and Bailly claimed: “We know it’s just one of the ideal leagues and there are very good groups, and they are finding very good results.
“It’s anything essential for the league, and the Leading League has normally been solid.
“We have to feel of ourselves and have on this run. Ideal now we are accomplishing pretty properly, profitable video games, let’s hope this carries on.”