Over the summer, Manchester United made a colossal signing, and it came from absolutely nowhere. Jose Mourinho sanctioned huge money to bring in Romelu Lukaku from Everton Football Club, and the big Belgian is already making huge strides towards paying off that hefty transfer fee.
So far, the 24-year-old has scored twelve goals in eleven Manchester United appearances across all competitions. I don’t think anyone expected him to make the impact that he has, and seriously, all credit to him for coping with the enormous pressures that would have been weighing him down; at least mentally anyway.
At this point in time, Lukaku tops the Premier League scoring charts with seven goals. That’s a ratio of a goal-per-game at this point in time, which is quite incredible given the fact that he’s still not fully adapted to life at the Theatre of Dreams right now.
Now, Stewart Robson who writes for ESPN has been talking about why he’d take the Manchester United man over Sergio Aguero of Manchester City, who has also been in great form.
“At the moment I wouldn’t have Aguero in there,” Robson, of ESPN, is quoted as saying by the Daily Express.
“Aguero’s a great player but if you look at Harry Kane, I think he’s the all-round centre-forward.
“I think Lukaku’s technique isn’t great but he’s scoring goals and is always a threat when the ball comes into the box.
“At the moment, yes (I would have Lukaku over Aguero).
“If I was the manager at the moment, the way that Lukaku can score goals out of nothing, the way he can run in behind, the way he can win balls in the box.
“Sergio Aguero, I think he’s a great player, does he work hard enough?
“I’d still want people to close the ball down and do the things that Pep Guardiola wants him to do, which he’s not always doing. So I would still go with Lukaku.”
First of all, it’s worth noting that they are both very different forwards. Lukaku is big and strong, whereas Aguero possesses greater pace and trickery. The pair are certainly up there amongst the best in the business.
With me being biased, I’d take Lukaku every single week. He absolutely adores this club, and you can tell, with each passing week, he’s getting better and better. The fact that he’s five years Aguero’s senior is huge, and Lukaku has the potential to outscore his Argentine counterpart massively in the long-run, which is what it’s all about when all is said and done.