RedArmyBet’s Man of the Match

After a great team performance, who stood out on Sunday against Burnley?
RedArmyBet  |  3rd September 2018

After what feels like a lifetime of criticism and media circuses, United finally bounced back from their run of defeats with a 2-0 win over Burnley on Sunday.

The Reds began the game in a similar fashion to their home defeat against Tottenham, in that Mourinho’s team were clearly the stronger side. However, this time around United did not squander their chances with Lukaku scoring two goals before half-time.

There were numerous excellent performances from United players, in particular Fellaini and Lingard, and as the final whistle blew the interactions between Mourinho and fans were a breath of fresh air. Despite tension being evidently high at Old Trafford, seeing that fans were behind the manager was a great sight and demonstrated what the club is really about.

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Despite a great team performance on Sunday, this week’s RedArmyBet man of the match has to go to Romelu Lukaku.

Last week the Belgian struggled against Spurs, missing numerous chances – one of which an open goal. Lukaku seemed to be suffering from a World Cup hangover and was not the same player that performed in Russia over the summer. However, he finally managed to get back to winning ways this weekend.

Lukaku missed numerous chances last week.

 

There was great play up front from the trio of Lingard, Sanchez and Lukaku, with the Belgian evading defenders throughout the game, putting a fatigued Burnley defence through their paces.

His strength showed throughout the game and Lukaku came through for his manager when Mourinho probably needed him the most. Things have not been easy for the Reds recently, and a good result at Turf Moor was vital to avoid even more scrutiny around the manager and his squad.

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It was also a special result for the 25-year-old as his brace took him to a tally of 104-goals during his time in the Premier League, the same as Didier Drogba. This difference? Lukaku has achieved this in thirty games less than the Drogba.

The striker is a clear talent but doesn’t always get the same recognition as his peers, and is criticised for missing big chances and having a heavy touch. However, could this season be a turning point in his career?

It hasn’t been plain sailing for United, or the striker, and the two first-half goals were exactly what he needed.

Hopefully this means that Lukaku will be back on form, and with four out of five shots on target it will be interesting to see what the striker will bring to the table after the international break.

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