Against Watford on Saturday, Romelu Lukaku put in a consummate centre-forward’s performance to ensure that Manchester United came away from Vicarage Road with all three points. The powerful Belgian hitman was a constant menace to the Hornets’ defence, and worked tirelessly all game to aid his side’s cause.
Lukaku’s goal, which put the Red Devils ahead, also took the Belgium international past his one-time Chelsea teammate, Didier Drogba, in the all-time Premier League goals chart. Lukaku’s tally in the English top flight now stands at 105 strikes.
Beyond finding the back of the net, it was the 6’3” man’s all round display which made this performance really stand out. This endeavour was best encapsulated when, late into the game, with United under pressure from a resurgent Watford side, Lukaku tracked back over half the length of the pitch in order to make a perfectly timed tackle just when his team looked to be in trouble.
After the match, many United fans took to Twitter to praise Lukaku’s all-action performance…