Romelu Lukaku now fully enjoying his red shirt with his goal against Southampton

Romelu Lukaku

 

Manchester United are now reaping the benefits after Romelu Lukaku made a single goal against Southampton and win.

Lukaku, who knew Manchester United won the game, pounded his fists before falling on his knees in excitement.

With the appearance of Lukaku, the games that were difficult to win last season are now easier to breakthrough.

Now, Lukaku has netted his eighth goal for Manchester United and that his supposed weakness is actually becoming his strength.

Former Everton team-mate Luke Garbutt said that Lukaku’s heading is not actually his strong point because of an accident he had when he was a child.

Ariel Jacobs, who gave Lukaku his debut at Anderlecht in 2009 remembers though that the Manchester United striker does not shy away from an aerial challenge.

Romelu Lukaku header

“But he was better heading on crosses from the wings than deflecting the ball from a long ball from the goalkeeper or a defender,” Jacobs said in an interview with MEN Sport.

The Belgian international has proved he is a handful in the air as he wins 45 per cent of his aerial duels this season. This also showed a 3 per cent increase last season.

Lukaku has already scored two headers for United when they played against West Ham and Basel. During their game against Southampton on Saturday, he forced a bullet header from goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

Headers could prove vital in United’s defence. Last season, six of Lukaku’s 25 league goals were with his head and the season is just starting. Expect more surprises from Lukaku in his coming games.

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