Manchester United Football Club picked up another stunning victory on Sunday afternoon. Jose Mourinho’s team stuck four past an Everton side led by Wayne Rooney, to join Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table with identical goal difference.
The game also saw Romelu Lukaku take on his former employers for the first time, and from minute one the striker was relentlessly booed by the fans who used to adore him just a few months ago.
Our 24-year-old has started absolutely brilliantly, scoring seven goals in seven appearances so far – including one against Everton today. He also picked up an assist.
After the match, Mourinho met the media and was asked about just how pleased he was with Lukaku’s display against his former employers – and he was absolutely delighted with the £75million man.
“I would be pleased even without that work he does for the team, the way he opens spaces for us in the first half, I was more than pleased. One more goal, fantastic, one assist. But his overall work is more than that.” Jose Mourinho told reporters, including United’s official website.
Lukaku has been nothing short of sensational for us in the early stages of his Old Trafford career, and I was pleased with how well he dealt with the boos today. Like a proper striker, he took it all in his stride and gave the Everton fans some back when he found the back of the net.
Lukaku telling Everton fans to silence is my actual drug pic.twitter.com/d2uCYaZ22C
— Moose (@EsportsDunc) September 17, 2017
Last season, outside of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, we didn’t really have any major goal outputs. Things have changed already this term, with the likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and the aforementioned Lukaku all chipping in. I dread to think how scary our front line is going to look when Ibrahimovic returns from injury.