Manchester United were delighted with the performance of Romelu Lukaku after he scored the opener in his side’s 2-0 Premier League win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon.
The Terriers put in a number of crunching challenges to restrict United through the first-half, though the club were unlucky to have not received a penalty for a challenge on Scott McTominay.
United had been playing more or less through the middle during the first period, but the plan to go wider in the second half worked wonders with Juan Mata offering the perfect cross from the left which Lukaku slotted home from close-range.
Romleu Lukaku at it again. Can keep on criticising him when he keeps on scoring.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) February 3, 2018
Great cross by Juan Mata and a classy finish by Lukaku on the volley, #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) February 3, 2018
That’s 19 goals in all competitions for £75m flop Romelu Lukaku. #mufc
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) February 3, 2018
Lukaku with a fine finish to put Manchester United ahead, Belgian barely been in the game and then looks incredibly sharp inside the box. United rewarded for really building pressure after half time.
— Chris Winterburn (@cmwinterburn) February 3, 2018
Wondering how United will get the best out of Lukaku? Watch that goal on repeat.
— Dale O'Donnell (@ODonnellDale) February 3, 2018
Nice comfortable win in the end. Glad the second half we saw a moment of Mata magic, a clinical Lukaku finish and Sanchez winning a penalty and scoring on his debut. Good to bounce back from Spurs. #mufc
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) February 3, 2018
Lukaku has received plenty of criticism from the fans and ex-players of late, but he had still had a good season under Jose Mourinho, contributing his 18th goal (excluding European Super Cup) of the campaign in the triumph over the Terriers.
The Belgian has his flaws in terms of his first touch and inability to find the scoresheet against the bigger clubs, but the blame could be equally shared by his teammates with the service often being limited versus the elite sides.