Manchester United fans were full of praise for Romelu Lukaku during their side’s 3-0 win over Norwegian side Valerenga on Sunday night.
The Belgian came on at half time and took less than two minutes to find the net, bustling through a crowd of players and powerfully heading home from Andreas Pereira‘s cross.
He now has three goals in pre-season, adding to the strikes against Real Salt Lake and Manchester City, and looked slick alongside Anthony Martial up front.
And Man United supporters were quick to lavish praise on the 24-year-old for once again leaving his mark on the game.
3-5-2 is the best way forward, martial and lukaku gel well together
— Raja (@UsmanR7) July 30, 2017
Lukaku is going to be a wonderful signing. He's such a consistent goal scorer. Only 24. Quality player.
— Jaydn (@JaydnMUFC) July 30, 2017
Lukaku makes goalscoring look easy.
— United Aggression (@utdaggression) July 30, 2017
Lukaku’s goal may have come against a seventh placed Norwegian side, but the strike was important purely because it came directly from a corner.
I mean, ask yourselves this: when did United last do that? The answer is ten months ago, with Paul Pogba claiming his first goal in a red shirt from a corner. That was the only time it happened last season.
Jose Mourinho can boast a notably physical squad, set to be emboldened further by Nemanja Matic‘s arrival, with somebody at the masthead of attack capable of outmuscling anything in his way and crashing the ball home if handed the slightest chance from a dead ball situation.
United missed out on this avenue of inflicting damage last year, and the message to United’s attacking arsenal ahead of the new campaign should place plenty of emphasis on feeding the big Belgian as much as possible.