Lukaku favourite for Golden Boot following brace-bagging debut

Romelu Lukaku kick-started his Manchester United career on Sunday with a stunning brace against West Ham, netting the first two goals in an eventual 4-0 win over the east Londoners.

The Belgium international was one of the deadliest goalscorers in the Premier League before moving to Old Trafford, boasting four potent campaigns at Everton.

So now that he’s in a team expected to create more chances and has already got off the mark in the top flight for the new season, it’s perhaps unsurprising 888Sport┬ánow have him as the favourite for the Golden Boot at odds of 5/2.

That’s seen the towering front-man surpass Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane, who has won the award for the last two seasons and is priced at 4/1.

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero (7/1), Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette (9/1) and Alvaro Morata (9/1) represent the rank outsiders to finish top scorer, while Huddersfield signing Laurent Depoitre has been given a 750/1 chance of ending his first season in the Premier League with the Golden Boot.