Romelu Lukaku becomes first Manchester United player since Cristiano Ronaldo to achieve goalscoring feat
Romelu Lukaku led Manchester United’s fightback in Paris by scoring two first half goals.
His strikes put United in position to seal the turnaround with Marcus Rashford’s 90th minute penalty.
In doing so, Lukaku hit an impressive milestone for United with his two goals.
He became the first player since Cristiano Ronaldo to score two goals in three successive games.
Lukaku’s brace followed up matchwinning goals against Crystal Palace and Southampton.
Ronaldo last did so in 2006, The Mail reports, scoring three braces in consecutive games against Aston Villa, Wigan, and Reading.
Lukaku’s brace against PSG puts at least one the opponents he has scored against at a higher level.
Ronaldo failed to net in his next game against Newcastle. Lukaku can then go one better if he is on target away to Arsenal this weekend.
This run from Lukaku is perfectly timed considering the injuries United are having to deal with.
It’s also a little surprising, considering his at times abject performances this season.
Even in recent games against Chelsea, Liverpool, and the first leg versus PSG, he did not provide any threat in front of goal.
We were legitimately worried about his future at the club if his form got worse, instead of improving like he has done.
He has always had this ability in him, its why United spent so much money to sign him in 2017.
Lukaku has now scored 14 goals this season – one more than Harry Kane has from open play.
He now has 42 goals in 88 appearances for United in all competitions.
Let’s hope he kicks on from here, starting with surpassing Ronaldo this weekend.