Following a controversial and hefty transfer fee from Everton to Manchester United, Lukaku has been under pressure to deliver for his new club. Some tagged his fee “waste of money” while others feel he is the man to lead Manchester United’s line of attack after Ibrahimovic left.
The Premier League season kicked off last week and while other big teams played on Friday and Saturday, Lukaku had to wait till Sunday before making his EPL bow for his new club. To add up to his pressure, all new striker signings were on target including Chelsea’s Morata who was also a target for Man Utd and former United’s captain, Wayne Rooney. So all eyes were on Lukaku when he lead the attack against Westham.
Analyzing his performance, Lukaku didn’t have a clear cut chance throughout the game, but still managed to score two goals. He showed he could convert half chance and doesn’t need to be free on goal before scoring. His first goal was well taken, after he beat an offside line to receive a pass from Rashford, finishing from a very tight angle. His run was brilliant and the finish was superb, thats exactly what United were missing last season.
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His second was from a set-piece, freeing himself before heading home a free-kick from Henrik Mkhitaryan. He showed he can score from any angle and anyhow. He immediately justified the reason why so much money was spent to get him.
He now tops the scoring chart with two goals alongside three other strikers