Romelu Lukaku’s first season at Man United has been “great”, according to Paul Scholes

by Harry Robinson

Romelu Lukaku is having a fantastic first season at Manchester United despite criticism from many, according to Paul Scholes.

The former-Man United player hailed Lukaku’s development at the club since he arrived from fellow Premier League side Everton for an initial £75m in the summer.

Lukaku hit his 25th goal of the season for United in all competitions on Saturday evening in the FA Cup quarter-final against Brighton & Hove Albion, the opener in a professional, though uninspiring, 2-0 win.

“He’s had a great year,” Scholes said.

“Obviously I think the thing about him was could he do it in big games and I think in the last couple of games he has done that; he played well against Liverpool, and scored against Chelsea.”

“For his first season, as a young centre-forward at a big club, he’s done well.”

Lukaku’s now scored 10 goals in his last 14 games and is in brilliant form. That’s not just in a goalscoring manner either, with the Belgian notching more assists this season than ever before in his career at previous clubs.

Despite still being just 24 years old, Lukaku is leading the side. While others have been poor at points in the last couple of months, Lukaku has been consistently good, and is often the best player in the side.

A headed first half goal against Brighton continues his brilliant record in the Cup, having now scored in every round of the competition.

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