Why Alvaro Morata can’t replace Diego Costa/Lukaku scores again

He’s a different animal.


Morata is a cool technician while Costa is an angry beast.

Barcelona have made a £72 m bid for Coutinho because they want the 25-year-old to to replace Iniesta, now 33.

That’s very shrewd scouting because there are stylistic similarities.

But  Iniesta can never be replaced, any more than Bergkamp or Cantona could be replaced.

Any more than Liam Brady or Glenn Hoddle could be replaced.

Great players are different, often unique.

So Romelu Lukaku can’t replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic because Zlatan has the biggest personality in world football.

However, Lukaku does score goals.

He scored against Man City in Houston last night and United beat City 2-0.

And 2-0 is a tidy kind of Jose Mourinho result.