With a crucial Premier League clash against Liverpool looming, the last thing that Manchester United needed was for another player to join the treatment table.
After Romelu Lukaku picked up an ankle injury last week while on international duty with Belgium, there were doubts over whether the striker would be fit for this weekend’s action.
Well, it seems that the 24-year-old answered those questions by coming on for 30 minutes of Belgium’s World Cup qualifier against Cyprus.
Not only did the striker end the match unscathed, he scored his nation’s final goal in a 4-0 rout.
Chelsea star Eden Hazard scored two, which the playmaker’s brother Thorgan also go on the scoresheet.
Following Lukaku’s performance, United fans tweeted their praise of the former Everton man, while others expect him to play against arch rivals Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.
— Reppin Utd (@ReppinUnited) October 10, 2017
Big Lukaku warmed up nicely for the Scousers on Sat getting the 4th goal for Belgium tonight. #MUFC
— Séan McCrystal (@SeanMcCrystal3) October 10, 2017
I’m so happy Lukaku is our striker. Man scores nearly every game, a real gunman #MUFC
— Shin (@Tserriedwich) October 10, 2017
The match is never over until Lukaku scores… #MUFC
— King-David MUFC (@Kinging_David) October 10, 2017
— Samair (@Samair92) October 10, 2017
— dhEEyoUR (@pelmzy4real) October 10, 2017
Lukaku is a monster can’t wait to see him destroy Liverpool Saturday😼
— ben (@stockwell_ben) October 10, 2017
Lukaku, who joined the Red Devils from the Toffees in the summer, has scored 10 goals in nine appearances in all competitions this season.