Manchester United fans were thrilled with Romelu Lukaku’s performance against West Ham United in the opening game of the Premier League season.
The Belgian put in a remarkable display at Old Trafford and found the opening goal of the game in the first-half with a brilliant finish, and continued in the second-half to get two goals under his belt with a spectacular header.
New signing Nemanja Matic also played a part, winning the ball in the middle of the park to set United up for the counter attack, with Marcus Rashford picking up an assist.
Here’s what supporters on social media had to say about his display on Sunday afternoon.
Lukaku first goal on first debut 🔴🔥😈
— Haiqal (@MuhdHqal_) August 13, 2017
Matic closing down in the centre of the pitch, winning possession back & setting up the counter attack oh & Lukaku pointing at the badge
— Hassan (@HassanHijazii) August 13, 2017
Love how Lukaku patted the badge after he scored, Rom is a Red! 🔴
— RedDevilsDaily (@RedDevilsDaily) August 13, 2017
Superb finish from Lukaku but that counter attack was pure Man United
— Pilib De Brún (@Malachians) August 13, 2017
Oi shouting Lukaku's name when he scores is so satisfying looooool
— KingMusa (@OfficialSkinny1) August 13, 2017
Lukaku! Straight away pointing at the badge. And Matic 👌🏻Love it 😍
— Rahul Singh (@forevruntd) August 13, 2017
Lukaku came under criticism for some of his decisions in the pre-season tour but as United return to Old Trafford, it’s clear the Belgian is set on silencing critics with what he does best, scoring goals.
He’s an outstanding talent and it’s clear that he’s focused on the new season and performing as he’s hoping to better the 25 goals he managed with Everton last campaign.
Lukaku has proven he has what it takes to perform and hopes are he can keep up the impressive showings.