After making his debut as a second-half substitute against the LA Galaxy a couple of days ago, Romelu Lukaku was handed his first start against Real Salt Lake. The 24-year-old Belgian was the lone striker, and on the whole, he played superbly.
It was a much-improved display all-round from the Red Devils’ new #9, and of course, it was nice to see him get on the scoresheet. He took it brilliantly and shown plenty of composure to make the goalkeeper go to ground before coolly slotting home.
Perhaps what was most impressive for me though was his ability to hold the ball up and bring other teammates into play. His link-up football with Jesse Lingard was a joy to watch, and the pair seems to be on the same wavelength already.
I think that as his Old Trafford career goes on, the big man will only get better and better as he gets used to playing with his new teammates. It has been a solid start for him though, and he’s getting into the right positions which is reassuring.
Now that he’s opened his account the confidence will be flowing, and hopefully, that’ll be the first of many Manchester United goals for our new hero.
Have a look at the tweets about the big man Lukaku below:
Lukaku had a very good first-half. Held the ball up well and linked up nicely with his teammates.
— OldTraffordFaithful (@OTFaithful) July 18, 2017
Brilliant composure from Lukaku. He's been much better today. Superb in the build up and gets a fantastic goal. Amazing for his confidence.
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) July 18, 2017
We're gonna have to work on finding Lukaku early because there have been like 7 times he has positioned himself well and ball hasn't come
— Tiny Dodge (@MrScripto) July 18, 2017
— Hêlîn (@MUnitedGirl) July 18, 2017
Great build up play from Lukaku & Jesse
— SCHOLES (@iamscholes) July 18, 2017
Great to see Lukaku score. Jese Lingardinho playing well.
— Joachim Fossmo (@jfossmo3) July 18, 2017
Brilliant composure for the finish..
— Kilo One (@KiloOneee) July 18, 2017
Lukaku is so so.good
— noplaceformydream (@dualviews) July 18, 2017