Twitter Reacts as Romelu Lukaku Picks Up Where Zlatan Left Off With Goals Against West Ham
No Zlatan Ibrahimovic, no problem for Manchester United and Jose Mourinho. Romelu Lukaku has scored on his Premier League debut for the Red Devils to give his side the lead against West Ham.
The powerful Belgian forward latched on to Marcus Rashford's excellent through ball and accurately placed his finish in off the post past a helpless Joe Hart.
10 - Romelu Lukaku has scored 10 goals against West Ham in all competitions; more than he has against any other English team. Hammered.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 13, 2017
Having scored against Real Madrid - albeit a consolation - in the Super Cup last week, Lukaku has made an impressive start since his £75m arrival from Everton.
Here's some of the best reactions from Twitter after Lukaku emphatically struck United into the lead:
Lukaku scores. I gain new appreciation for what Jennifer Aniston must've gone through watching first photos of Brad Pitt with Angelina Jolie— roger bennett (@rogbennett) August 13, 2017
Delighted to see Lukaku score on his Premier League debut for Manchester United. That is exactly what he brings you – goals, goals, goals!— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) August 13, 2017
Pumping the badge already. Lukaku is red 🔴🔥— United Peoples TV (@UnitedPeoplesTV) August 13, 2017
Lukaku did next to nothing in the first half, then scored a goal.— Pangeran ⚜ (@pangeransiahaan) August 13, 2017
Exactly why he was bought in the first place.
Ibrahimovic bagged a healthy 28 goals in all competitions last season, but could Lukaku be on for an even more prolific campaign?
Some had expressed scepticism over how successful Lukaku would be at Old Trafford, but he didn't take long to silence the doubters.
2 goals in 2 games for lukaku. Not bad for a non intelligent player.— KinG NomSo👑 (@ani_nomso) August 13, 2017
And things got even better for Man Utd's big summer signing when he netted his second in the second-half, via textbook header; once again, Twitter had its say on the subject: