Lukaku has struggled for form this season, and prior to netting in United’s 2-2 draw with Southampton on December 1, hadn’t found the back of the net for the Red Devils since September 15 against Watford.
In the 2016/17 season the Belgian finished second in the race for the Premier League’s Golden Boot award after netting 25 times while at Everton.
This season he’s managed just five goals in the English top flight for United, and is someway off the pace of the current leader, Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has scored 10 times this campaign.
Lukaku was dropped by Jose Mourinho for Manchester United’s clash with Arsenal last time out – a decision that raised a few eyebrows.
But Ince believes the Portuguese made the correct call because if Lukaku isn’t scoring – which he isn’t at the moment – then he’s not worth having on the pitch.
Ince told Paddy Power News: “Lukaku isn’t scoring goals at the moment. And when he isn’t scoring goals, what is he good for? Nothing. He brings nothing to the table.
“If your main role is a striker, and you’re not scoring goals for fun, then what’s the point of you being on the pitch?
“If you aren’t scoring goals as a striker – you should be dropped. I know his confidence is low but Mourinho needs to think about the team.
“They’re in eighth place, which is disgraceful. So, it’s all about getting points on the table, and if that means dropping Lukaku then that’s what he should do, simple.”
* Paul Ince was speaking exclusively to Paddy Power News. To read more, visit news.paddypower.com.