Manchester United fans hail Romelu Lukaku’s performance vs Newcastle

Manchester United fans hail Romelu Lukaku’s performance vs Newcastle

Manchester United fans were delighted to see Romelu Lukaku put in one hell of a shift when the team faced Newcastle away from home in the Premier League.

The Beglian has been unfairly criticised at times this season but performed admirably against the relegation candidates.

Playing as the lone striker, Lukaku had to be heavily involved in the build up play and did just that to a great effect.

Ever willing to drop deep to receive the ball, the former Everton man battled with the opposition’s defenders relentlessly and was perhaps the team’s best player heading into half time.

For all his good work though it was Newcastle who managed to score first after the break with United forced to then chase the game.

Romelu arrived at the Red Devils as a player known for his goalscoring ability and his power but it was his link up play that gained due praise.

With the direct style of playing that Jose Mourinho prefers his teams to play with, the strong forward was often required to not just win the ball in the air but to also find his teammates in more advanced positions.

There was initial talk of Romelu Lukaku possibly losing his spot in the first team when Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned from injury.

However, things haven’t transpired that way with the Swede since struggling and then picked up another small knock to keep him out of the side.

Either way, it’s since been made clear that Lukaku is the club’s undoubted first choice striker and after his performance vs Newcastle, it’s truly deserved.

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