Manchester United Football Club made it into the FA Cup quarter-finals this evening, thanks to an excellent 2-0 victory away at Huddersfield Town.
The Red Devils scored early through Romelu Lukaku, and it was the brilliant Belgian who secured safe progression midway through the second-half, with another cool as you like finish.
Performances like this are what we need to see from the 24-year-old on a more consistent basis. Lukaku has it in his locker to stretch defences by using his pace and power, and when given a goalscoring opportunity, he can be absolutely lethal.
At times he toyed with Huddersfield’s back line and the way he opens his body up, giving him the opportunity to slide it past either side of the goalkeeper is just fantastic.
He’s now scored 21 goals in all competitions this term which is an excellent return. If he can get to that magic 30 mark, that’d be a real statement of intent, particularly as he’s still got plenty of developing and growing still to do.
As you’d imagine, Red Devils fans were buzzing all over social media about Lukaku, so we’ve picked out some of the best responses here:
You see what happens when you play to Lukaku’s feet… ???
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) February 17, 2018
Lukaku’s 20th goal of the season but all we hear is how he hasn’t worked out. Ok
— Pilib De Brún (@Malachians) February 17, 2018
Lukaku is gonna score 30 goals this season and people will still be trying to explain how he’s a donkey. pic.twitter.com/ynPajUUJEK
— Stephen Howson ?? (@MrStephenHowson) February 17, 2018
Lukaku has as many goals this season as Morata and Lacazette combined. Remember when there was a debate about them all? Guess that’s over.
— Sam Homewood (@SamHomewood) February 17, 2018
Important goals from Lukaku today. He played a role in the lead up to both of them too. 2018 has been pretty decent for him so far. pic.twitter.com/L2nnFWsRXC
— Scott Patterson (@R_o_M) February 17, 2018
Absolutely brilliant again from Lukaku
— jb8521 (@jb_8521) February 17, 2018