Romelu Lukaku enjoyed a superb performance against his former club Everton as Manchester United romped to another 4-0 win in the Premier League.
The Belgian initially struggled to assert himself against Ronald Koeman’s side and spurned an excellent chance to double Man United’s lead before half time.
But he remained patient and duly swept aside his former employers late on, providing an inch-perfect assist for Henrikh Mkhitaryan before adding United’s third with a poacher’s goal from Jesse Lingard‘s flick-on.
His stats from the game shed light on what was another scintillating display going forward – this time to haunt his struggling old club.
Lukaku's game by numbers vs. Everton:
25% chance conversion
50% aerial duels won
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) September 17, 2017
Another game, another goal. That’s now seven to his tally after seven games, and this whole ordeal of carrying the burden of being United’s primary threat going forward is starting to feel like clockwork for Lukaku.
He never panics. The Belgian only received one chance in 88 minutes and he shanked it wide, but that didn’t matter. He kept running the channels, holding up the ball, ghosting into the box and biding his time – just waiting patiently.
And when his chance came, the watching world didn’t even have time to doubt him. United are running rampant, and Lukaku is thriving at its core.