Manchester United: Why Lukaku is criminally underrated

Romelu Lukaku continued with his impressive run of form as Manchester United brushed off Swansea City with a 2-0 victory at Old Trafford last weekend.

The Belgium international scored the opener while Alexis Sanchez doubled the advantage within the first twenty minutes, as the hosts held onto the lead to seal maximum points, regaining second place on the log ahead of Liverpool by two points.

Lukaku’s well rounded performance capped off with his 100th goal in the Premier League posed as a stern reminder of how the Manchester United striker is unjustifiably underrated.


The exclusive 100 club

Romelu Lukaku became the newest admission to the 100 club having reached a century of Premier League goals with his strike against the Swans.

The 24-year old became the 28th different player to attain the milestone, and the fifth youngest player to do so behind Harry Kane, Wayne Rooney, Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen.

Furthermore, Lukaku is now the first Belgian and youngest foreign player to attain the achievement, all the more pointing to just how underrated he really is.


Upgrade at United

Despite having a high flying start to life at Old Trafford after his £75m move from Everton last summer, Lukaku went through a less than salubrious period in which he only found the back of the net once in 12 games across October and November.

The striker has nonetheless proven that he is an improved version under Jose Mourinho, having already matches his personal best of 26 goals which he attained during his final season at Goodison Park.


Work in progress

Lukaku’s physically imposing presence and natural ability saw him receive his Premier League debut as a teenager, it’s almost easy to forget that he is just 24-years of age.

He has certainly evolved since his days on loan at West Bromwich Albion and will unequivocally hit peak form at Manchester United.


Written by Brian Humphrey

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