Romelu Lukaku discusses his link-up play with Manchester United teammate Jesse Lingard

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku has discussed how he worked with Jesse Lingard to grab the club’s second goal vs Chelsea in the crucial clash.

The two Premier League giants went head to head on Sunday with Jose Mourinho’s men completing a comeback win that ended 2-1.

The Belgian stole the show with a performance worthy of a complete forward, scoring and assisting his teammate to practically singlehandedly win the game for United.

Lukaku’s record against the big clubs was well advertised but he proved on that day that he was not to be taken lightly with the Blues certainly regretting not signing him in the summer.

The striker assisted substitute Lingard for the second goal but acknowledged that it wasn’t a telepathic connection and instead the pair discussed how to take apart the London club.

According to Football London, Romelu said to MUTV: “I told him before the game that every time I go down the sides he needs to make sure he’s in the box because I will find him.

“And he did well on the run and it was a great finish. We realised between us that if we played a bit quicker between the lines we would create space for ourselves and that’s what we did, and I was happy with the goal.”

Alexis Sanchez initially started the match in the position that Jesse would eventually take over which is the attacking midfield role.

The Chilean actually had an opportunity to grab United’s and the game’s first goal but failed to convert and instead it was Chelsea who proved to be more clinical.

Sanchez didn’t necessarily have a poor game but it was clear to all that the Englishman would offer something different and he ultimately proved to be an inspired substitution.

Jesse Lingard has made a habit of scoring big goals on big occasions and continued his impressive record, staking a claim for first team action once more.

Having dipped in recent matches, the attacking midfielder was left out of the starting XI but he’s certainly given Mourinho something to think about.

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