Romelu Lukaku still has plenty of critics. But the Manchester United striker looks set for a major role this week.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team head to Wolves for the second time in quick succession. And they will be hoping to avenge their FA Cup quarter-final defeat.
The Belgian international was unavailable for that match and he was a huge miss. Without him, United looked limp in attack and rarely trouble an impressive – and strong – back line.
United need fight to overcome Wolves on Tuesday evening. And that is where their £75million (BBC) signing comes in.
As good as Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are, they do not have the brute strength to bully an opposing defence.
That is where Lukaku can really excel. He is fit and ready for this match and United need him for more than just his goals.
A victory for United will give them a big boost in the race for a top-four finish. It will also maintain the feel-good factor that has followed Solskjaer’s permanent appointment.