Manchester United players participating in the World Cup have done excellently. We’ve seen a stunning strike from Marcos Rojo, defensive brilliance from Victor Lindelof and all-round class from the brilliant Paul Pogba.
Today, we’re focusing on Romelu Lukaku. The Belgium striker has had a sensational summer, scoring four goals, while looking like a real threat throughout the tournament. His pace, movement and physicality is an absolute nightmare for defenders. The scary thing? He’s just 24 and learning all the time; although he’s already the other Red Devils’ top scorer in history.
Following Belgium’s third-place finish, Lukaku’s international manager, Roberto Martinez, has given his striker huge praise, by claiming he’s one of the best in the world, before jokingly admitting that he is biased.
“If you ask me ‘is he the best in the world?’, yes,” Martinez said, per the Manchester Evening News. “But I am biased.
“I worked first with him when he was 19 and I’ve seen an incredible, incredible journey in his career. His numbers throughout his career are very difficult (to achieve).”
“Romelu had a great chance to score against Japan but instead provided one of the best assists of the tournament,” Martinez said. “That sums up his mindset.
“Romelu wants to succeed for the team, he’s more interested in that than any individual awards.”
Lukaku has had an incredible journey. Throughout his debut season at Old Trafford, we’ve seen marked improvements in his performance levels and all-round game, and his willingness to do the dirty work for the team is absolutely superb; and only further endears him to the Old Trafford crowd.
For me, he’s captain material. Lukaku leads from the front, is vocal and will stand-out when the going gets tough. That’s a rare gift, we’re lucky to have him, and I’m expecting another impeccable season from the former Everton man in 2018/19.