Following their bitterly disappointing exit from the UEFA Champions League against Sevilla last week, Manchester United fans were in need of some positivity from their side at the weekend, and they delivered, beating Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 to advance to the semi final of the FA Cup.
Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic secured the win for the Red Devils, who have after extensive coverage had been given to their shortcomings after the loss to Sevilla at Old Trafford.
While a number of players have proven to be somewhat hit and miss for the Red Devils this season, one player who has consistently impressed however, has been Belgian striker Lukuaku, who has netted 25 goals since his summer arrival.
And the big Belgian was on hand to show his class once again following the Brighton win as the 24-year-old stayed behind after the final whistle to applaud the home fans, thanking them for their dedicated support.
Unsurprisingly, the gesture from Lukaku has been met with a great deal of praise from Manchester United fans, who clearly appreciated his show of respect and solidarity with the fans.
All the players are off down the tunnel and Romelu Lukaku has stayed out on his own and gone to all four corners of the ground to thank the fans. I just love this guy.— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) March 17, 2018
If Lukaku continues what he is doing on and off the pitch..— SirTonic (@sirtonicMUFC) March 18, 2018
He will be every united fan's favourite player in no time!
He already is mine!
Romelu Lukaku was the only Manchester United player to stay on the pitch after the game with the others going down the tunnel, he approached all four corners of the ground to appreciate the fans. A real passionate footballer who plays for the badge. It’s difficult to dislike him.— Adam (@UnitedAdz) March 17, 2018
Lukaku hasn't even been here for a full season yet and you can tell he get's what the club is about and know's what it means to wear that shirt, more so than a lot of players who've been here a lot longer than him.— KaiUnited🇾🇪 (@KaiUnited) March 18, 2018
Becoming a real fan favourite and rightly so! #mufc
With only eight games left to play in the league, Manchester United will now be fully focused on winning the FA Cup and claiming silverware at the end of what many would consider to be an underwhelming season.
The Red Devils' next game sees them take on Swansea City at Old Trafford on Saturday 31st March, with a win being crucial to their hopes of maintaining their spot in second place ahead of the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.