Romelu Lukaku has been nominated for the Barclays Premier League ‘Player of the Month’ award for September following a scintillating month at Manchester United.
The Belgian has been a truly effervescent force ever since arriving for £75m back in July, netting 11 goals in his opening ten games.
He was on target in every game throughout September, claiming important goals against Stoke City and Southampton whilst adding the gloss to wins over Everton and Crystal Palace.
And Lukaku has been nominated alongside Manchester City duo Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne, Brighton midfielder Pascal Gross, Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane, Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles and Alvaro Morata for the ‘Player of the Month’ award for September.
Lukaku hasn’t just been on target for every Premier League game throughout September; he has only drawn a blank once in 12 games for club and country since joining United.
A truly superb, almost robotic record. The 24-year-old has goals in his DNA. They just seem to happen under his watch, over and over again.
Physically, he has everything: raw strength, agility, superb acceleration, a strong set of lungs. All of that. But the cutting edge comes from the mental side of things.
He is, above anything, a patient, confident individual. To Lukaku, it doesn’t matter if he hasn’t scored by the 83rd minute. He knows a chance will come and that, naturally, he will bury it.