Tuesday, 12 December, 2017

Lukaku: Injured Man United star key to 'chasing Man City'

Zlatan return will help United – Lukaku Lukaku: Injured Man United star key to 'chasing Man City'
Kristopher Love | 13 November, 2017, 18:26

Jose Mourinho has personally defended Lukaku on a number of occasions in recent weeks, stating that the striker was 'untouchable in my team.' However, there still appears to be tension between United fans and the Belgian worldwide.

However, the frontman was back on target after bagging a brace in Belgium's 3-3 draw with Mexico on Friday night - becoming his country's join-leading goalscorer in the process.

The Red Devils started their second Premier League season under Jose Mourinho brilliantly, winning three of their first six games by a margin of 4 goals.

"Yes, it's a relief but I knew it would come", he said. However, he did bag a brace last night for Belgium, in an worldwide friendly, and after the game he compared his abilities in the box to a leopard.

He is acutely aware that United's performance levels have dipped but believes the return from injury of players like Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic can help them rediscover their early-season form.

Now, it seems that when last season's star, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is back, Mourinho will consider his options and it seems that Lukaku should be anxious. "We started by blowing teams away, being dominant and creating chances".

"At my young age to have achieved something great like this is really good", Lukaku told reporters, according to Sports Mole. That's the sort of thing you have to go through in the season, but now there are players coming back from injury and hopefully we can deliver performances even better than at the start of the season. "We can create more chances and goals".

United return to action next weekend when Mourinho's side host Newcastle in the Premier League. "Ibrahimovic coming back will help us to chase Manchester City [in the title race]".