Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has been full of praise for new team-mate Romelu Lukaku following the 4-0 victory over West Ham on Sunday.
The Serbian put in a spectacular display from the middle of the park to help cruise to a comforable victory at Old Trafford as Romelu Lukaku found the back of the net twice.
Lukaku completed a £75million move from Everton this summer and will be delighted after getting off to the perftect start at Old Trafford.
Speaking about Lukaku, Matic believes he’ll be very important this season.
“I am happy for him – not only that he scored goals – but his amazing all-round game as well,” Matic said. “He saved a lot of balls and he gave us self-confidence up front.
“It was very important for us that he scored his first two goals and, after that, it was easier for us to play, the game was more open, and there was more space to use. I’m happy for him and that we have him on the team, and I’m sure he will continue his form.”
After all the criticism he’s received this summer it’s important for Lukaku to get off to a good start as it’ll be great for his confidence moving forward.
He has a vital role to play at Old Trafford and hopes are he can continue his good form against Swansea City at Liberty Stadium this weekend.