Romelu Lukaku Gives Manchester United Blazing Start Against West Ham

Romelu Lukaku, Manchester United’s most expensive summer recruit from Everton wasted little time demonstrating his value. Signing a five-year contract with the option of a further year reported to be worth an initial $96.5 million, plus $19.3 million in add-ons

The Belgian scored on his competitive debut against Real Madrid in the European Super Cup and netted a brace on his Premier League bow for the club in Sunday’s 4-0 win against West Ham.

Lukaku has the same amount of Premier League goals as Dennis Bergkamp and only needs 18 more goals to overtake Drogba. He’s only 24.

Lescott played against the 24-year-old during his time in the Premier League and believes he is the perfect striker for United boss Jose Mourinho’s style of play.  He had this to say about Lukaku on Sky Sports,

“Lukaku scores a lot of goals and I don’t think he gets enough credit he deserves.”

“He’s one of the toughest (to play against).”

“Obviously there is different opinions on him, how he looks on the eye but he is very effective.”

“Quick, strong, very good technically as well, which is probably underestimated.”

“He scores a lot of goals and I don’t think he gets enough credit he deserves because of the amount of goals he has scored.

“I think they needed someone to effect games when it’s tight, we all know Jose’s teams don’t tend to be free-flowing and attacking.

“So if they need to sit back against the likes of the top teams away from home, when you’ve got someone like Lukaku up front, you’ve always got a chance of scoring goals and stretching the game.”

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