‘Has been really good’, Man United fans happy with forward’s performance vs Newcastle

Romelu Lukaku

Manchester United supporters were pleased with the performance of Romelu Lukaku despite Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of Newcastle United in the Premier League. The loss ended any thoughts of challenging for this season’s Premier League title whilst Jose Mourinho’s winless managerial streak at Tyneside continued.

Lukaku has received plenty of stick for his ability to perform in the big games, but he was probably the standout performer for United during the visit to St James Park. Though, Lukaku could not clear sight at goal, he managed to link-up with his teammates for a few goalscoring opportunities including one where Alexis Sanchez rounded the goalkeeper only to delay his shot which was eventually intercepted.

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When Lukaku first arrived at Old Trafford, he was known mostly for his physical presence and his ability to score goals. However, his link-up play has vastly improved as the season has gone on, though Sanchez could not take advantage of a brilliant reverse pass which should have been converted into the opener versus Newcastle.

Lukaku’s position was seemingly under threat with Zlatan Ibrahimovic returning to the matchday squad in November, but the Swede’s fitness concerns have made the Belgian the undisputed centre-forward under Jose Mourinho.

 




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