Last summer, eyebrows were raised when Manchester United splashed the cash to sign Romelu Lukaku.
The beastly Belgian enjoyed a stunning debut season at Old Trafford, going from strength-to-strength as his overall play greatly improved.
Now, he’s leading the line for his country at the World Cup; scoring twice as the other Red Devils beat Panama 3-0. His first, a typical header that the keeper couldn’t do anything about. The second, a deft little finish over the onrushing goalie, as the 24-year-old showed his delicate side.
Although it was a brilliant display from Belgium’s all-time top goalscorer, it was what took place after the game that was even more impressive. Lukaku was right at the centre of the huddle leading the post-match team-talk. This gift is such a valuable commodity within the game, both United and his country are lucky to have him.
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) June 18, 2018
The motivational character that this man possesses is brilliant. As the tweet above says, he’s a born leader. Lukaku is captain material. Honestly, I’m surprised that he isn’t already a proud owner of the armband for his country, but with Michael Carrick retiring, he’ll certainly be in the running to be named Jose Mourinho’s new captain for the 2018/19 season. He’d definitely get my vote, that’s for sure…